Re: changing aikido styles (rant)
If time and distance were no object, I'd still be training at my home dojo. OK? Or, while we're fantasizing, maybe I'd head to Japan for a few years and train with my Sensei's Shihan. However, I don't have a wife willing to follow me around like a puppy and take crap jobs to support my training, nor am I an heir, nor do I have a job that is easily transportable, nor am I willing to subject myself and my family to poverty while I sacrifice my career for aikido. If that makes me a dilettante, so be it. Can we move on now?
Does anyone have any experience with changing styles, either from hard to soft or vice versa? Or even just comments about moving to a new dojo?