I was walking through Central Park in NYC yesterday and came across a herd of Aikidoka practicing in an open space. I inquired and discovered that it was one of the local groups which had lost their lease and been rendered dojo-less.
It was interesting to see them dealing with Aikido outside of the uniformity and "comfort" of the mat. (Not to mention the grass stains!)
How many folks have experienced Aikido al fresco? Did it have an affect on your perceptions?