Hello everyone. I'm in a bit of a dilemma, so I would appreciate any advice you all may have. I'm interested in beginning my training in Aikido, BUT the nearest dojo is over 100 miles away from my hometown. I live in the desert area of south-eastern California ( near Arizona/Mexico border) and the closest dojos are in San Diego which is 110+ miles west of me! I could maybe train 2-3 times a month given the travel time, but I'm not sure if that would be enough practice for me to advance in the art? I would have to find a dojo that trains on Saturdays because I work a regular M-F type job and it takes me almost two hours to drive to San Diego. What do you all think? Any suggestions? Thanks.
Try and go to a seminars as often as possible.Get a bit of an idea what you are doing then set up a dojo in your home town.Its a big step but It can be done.Also do a lot of research on basic waza. Best of luck , Joe.