How many "quality" hours should I train outside of class?
I train 6 days a week at my dojo. At least one class hour a day, although most of the time I train for two class hours (not counting the free time in between classes).
I want to attain high-level aikido skills within two years or so. When I say 'high-level" I mean a level of skill considered proficient enough to pass the average instructor's shodan test.