Re: Aikido and cross-training
I think it's great in theory, harder to pull off in practice. Most people can't find the time to properly train in one martial art, let alone two. I think that's a realistic consideration. If you have to cut back on aikido and can only give one evening every other week to studying your new martial art (because your SO will kill you if you spend one more week at the dojo, any damn dojo), how much will you gain from it (particularly as a newbie)?