Re: Dead end?
Before you can learn aikido, you must learn how to learn. Rome wasn't built in a day, and your aikido training will not be complete after "3/4 of a year". It sounds like your teacher understands the value of mastering the fundamental principles on which aikido is built. Most of those teachers I have been most impressed with are sticklers for the basics, and if it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me. Be patient, Grasshopper...