Originally posted by LOEP
If your teacher says no, you cannot, ever, ever, for any reason, any time visit and train with another dojo, find another teacher.
I had this happen outside aikido. Found out later the guy had something to hide. He didn't want his students going to a seminar and have someone tell them that he claimed a lot of bogus titles and affiliations.
I'm of the mind that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it's a duck. If it claims to be a peregrine falcon, then it's a duck with a complex.