Re: solo training
Also, taking up a musical instrument could productively pass the time between classes. It wouldn't help you learn Aikido technique, but it could contribute to your overall sense of focus. I took up the sax about two months ago. When I play a song properly, I feel tremendous reward. I can't really explain why, but making music and performing Aikiwaza seem to complement each other. The sax, clarinet, piano, or guitar I think would be great for you, Edouard, as would be any other instrument (including voice) I think.