Jørgen Jakob Friis (JJF) wrote:
I'm not so certain. I can think of at least one shihan who has been emphazising that one should have a life (both professionally and personally) besides Aikido. I believe it to be an important part of growing like an individual and something that you can hang your hat on, if training for some reason fails your for a while.
For you and Hanna, please note that I said probably. Anyways, the point is being able to invest time into your practice and art. Working a second job, 9+ hours a day, really at least 10 or so with lunch and commute, will detract from time and energy in a way that a full-time teacher/practitioner does not have to face.