Re: Switching Arts
When people want to learn Aikido they want to learn from a real Aikido sensei. If you want to teach your stuff go ahead just don't call it Aikido.
If you want to learn Aikido drive the 45 mins and learn from a real sensei.
I know two people who drive a three hour round trip twice a week to learn Karate from the best Shotokan sensei in their state. The 45 mins for you is nothing.