Re: Regarding James Smith
The best place there is Aikido of San Antonio on Bandera. Kevin Templer is a 4th dan and has been there for many years. You can get his address here on Aikiweb dojo finder. I have been there many times. I took my 5th kyu test there in 1995.
Craig Slack at Alamo City Aikido has a good reputation also but I have never been there. There is a Nishio style dojo there as well but I have never been there either so I can't speak for it. All these are Aikikai. I don't know what style you are used to but these are the ones I know about.