Re: Starting Aikido next week - yay!
In my experience school MA programs are a little different than those outside the local colleges/universities. Can't say for sure what your experience will be like, since we are not all the same. Just go to class and you'll figure it out from there. I know some guys in the Orange County area and they're all good guys. Probably the only expectations you'll have are those you put on yourself. Just get to training! The rest will fall into place.