Re: to cross train or not to cross train?
My first sensei was against any other training, flat out banning you from training another art (or even with other aikido styles) as that would "mess-up" the aikido he was teaching. Many years later my current teachers encourage it. I feel, for me, Aikido is my primary art, and it has only been enhanced/informed by what I did before it and since I started. Others mileage may vary.