Hi Jorgen, thanks for the post! Now that my military service is done and life is more stable I'm hoping to stick around here for a while. However in the year I've lived in St. Louis I've already switched dojo's, guess somethings just never change ;p
You did the right thing. I hope to be back to the Aikikai in September. I tore a calf muscle doing Kendo and have not trained since then. Before that my knee went out after a Karate class.
Aikido is much safer.