Kewl! Thanks for the info guys!
I currently practice in Sale (South Manchester) at an "independent" dojo. I started (only recently) before I discovered this brilliant site and the advice within. So hadn't thought to have a look around at other clubs.
I have done a little investigation into other dojos/club and plan to visit Manchester Aikido Club (in Stretford) and Maru Aikido - Manchester (in Fallowfield).
If you can tell me of other club in the Manchester area (not suggest which ones are better, I don't want to get into all that
) I would be most grateful.