Greetings from Germany
I started Aikido about 1 ½ years ago and since then I've been training for about 12 months. Actually I come from Finland but am now (again) in Germany. I started Aikido in Germany, but have been training also in Finland.
It's interesting to see how different the ways to train Aikido, as well as the people training Aikido, are. What I personally really appreciate in training is that the techniques really work. This is one of the reasons I really liked training Nishio style Aikido. And actually by searching for something about Nishio on Google, I ended up finding this forum.