Re: How long does it really take?
I guess it depends on what you mean by Master.
Certainly you should be able to use techniques learned in an Aikido dojo in a self defence situation within a year. Of course that depends on how you train.
Small class, small number of techniques, lots of scenario and resistance based training.
I should also add - lots and lots of mat time not including extra conditioning work.
Last edited by PeterR : 09-09-2012 at 06:30 AM.