I wasn't doubting your resolve to learn aikido, I was just imagining myself being part of that dojo and then reading that. But I've been told I'm too serious (I keep saying "it's just focus!") and need to smile more, so
Your comments are appreciated. (Wasn't sure if my gratitude came through). Vigorous, practical, trainings are intrinsically rewarding, particularly when applied to by considerate & thoughtful people.