I am interested in beginning training in Aikido, but I have a few social questions.
I realize that it is a priveledge to be permitted to train in any dojo. Although I am worried that I may just be a "warm body". I am serious about devoting a great deal of time to the art, and I am worried that the Sensai may not accept me.
I have had previous martial arts training, but honestly, I havent been to an Aikido dojo yet. I am looking for serious training. Not the kind where each time you make a payment you get a belt.
I am trying to learn as much as possible to avoid any mishaps in etiquette during my meeting with the sensai.
I guess what I am looking for is an insight as to what to expect from this first meeting. and what would be the do's and don'ts to meeting the sensai.
Yes, I realize that I must sound very weak being so nervous, but I would like to be a serious student, and not be percieved as some kind of "flavor of the month" type interest.
Thank you for any help,