Re: Poll: Are your aikido friends your main social community in your life?
When I had to move away from my dojo because of work I cried like a baby. Although I knew I could study in the city I was moving to I knew it would never be the same.
I am now back at the original dojo and very happy. We like to call ourselves a family and like most families we have our disagreements and there are some people I get on with better than others but I wouldn't be without them again for the world.
So I guess in answer to the question - yes they are the main social community in my life but they are also a lot more than that.