Re: Why bother going all the way to Japan just to train?
Agreed. My dojo is wherever my feet happen to be. (Provided they haven't been amputated.)
I want to go back to live in Japan, but not for the Aiki. If I get back there, I might take up iaido or naginata, but would definitely start my own dojo for Aikibudo training. Now, the food, language, culture, climate, girls... That's another story.