wait you dont get jedi powers from training in aikido, damn I am so out!
You may get Jedi powers over your own mind doing zazen (shikantaza/mo-zhao) daily, under the guidance of a trust worthy Zen teacher, but I am under the delusion that dedicated aikido practice with an open minded martial arts sensei, along with jujutsu or hapkido "cross-traiining," will be fun and is likely to be useful when faced with the need to save a life, while unarmed.
Perhaps as I gather confidence with my budding aikido, I may drawn down near-daily punching and kicking practices, but I doubt that since the aikido sensei Henry Ellis, of the UK, teaches his aikido kata to practice hard atemi, running, and many push-ups.
Aikido training has given me the beginner's energy and enthusiasm that I hope will last a while as I have fun attempting to balance all that's worth repeating in my life.
OK, time to walk my talk...