Well, your live in eastern europe, train with people that you obviously canīt have regular conversations with and your instructor is a shodan
I would say that there definitely is aspects of aikido that you miss out on. On the other hand conditions like this forces you to take control over your own progress and learning so it ainīt all bad if you can get access to higher quality instruction once in a while.
Sometimes when Im on these boards I feel there is an apsect of Aikido Im just not learning.
Seriously some terms are thrown around casually like common every day words - and I havent seen them anywhere (training syllabus, etc)... Is this more the philosophy side of aikido? (Or are they techniques?)