Yes, I want to get up to Roswell Budokan - it's a little far from me, but I want to see it and meet the people. Sounds like a great place that may be worth the drive.
Anyone know anything about the Dogwood Aikikai? It's not too far from me, but I haven't been down there yet. Thanks!
Yes, I do. My dojo has a close connection with Dogwood Aikikai, not just because we are the same affiliation either. Their folks often come down for seminars and they are a great group of people. And our Sensei know each other pretty well.
They're aikido is great, too. Blue Spruell is one of the head instructors there and has a strong weapons background (4th dan Iaido). During this past Winter Camp, I took a weapons class he taught and I was very impressed. He gave good instruction and really understood the purpose behind the movements.
Please go there and check them out and tell them one of Sensei Peter's students from Florida Aikikai recommended them.