Re: When did you stop being a beginner in Aikido?
The challenge will be keeping soshin when some newbie starts correcting you. There's nothing else quite like it.
My favorite is this exchange: New person is on the mat so I'm taking it easy. They get annoyed that I am not being serious or strong enough or whatever. So I throw them vigorously. Then they say something like "well now you're just using strength and no technique".