Hi Tom and Mayland,
Thank you both for all your input and advice. I certainly appreciate it, and everyone else who has been sending me advice through this forum. It is really helpful.
Tom, please send me an email for the information. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoshinkai aikido is very big in our area! Kushida Sensei has certainly made a big impression on many people. I hear nothing but good things.
all the best,