I've been studying Aikido since Christmas & here are some "results":
I can now tell nikkyo from kotegaeshi.
A dislocated shoulder.
The attendant, newly- aquired fear of falling.
the sense of accomplishment at being able to complete a technique properly (specially with that shoulder)
and the courage to start rolling again...
Finding a sense of complete safety within the dojo-perhaps that should be "emotional/spiritual safety"....the permission to be exactly who i am.
Frustration with my sensei for making it "too easy"- grsnted he is twice my size but a little resistance would be helpful.
and probably most importantly, the reason i'm in Aikido- I seem to be able to now be able to get through some situations which, even six weeks ago, could easily turned into nasty arguments with a smile and a thank you, and that is the most valuable result of all.
Maybe not spectcular or dramatic but results, and good ones, all the same.
keep it on the mat