Aikido as the Ultimate martial art?!???
What in the world is an "Ultimate Martial Art"? the concept is stupid.
I have met some fairly ultimate martial artists, but they were individuals. They were from more than Aikido backgrounds.
An ultimate martial art is like an ultimate canvas and paint set. They mean just about nothing till someone picks them up and expresses themselves with them.
Joeysola, best of luck. Move on, grow, improve.
Or don't, it is all good with me.