I have been training fairly intensively for the last few years, and am now doing 3-4 classes per day six days a week, living in dojo. Would like to hear from other deshis and ex -deshi out there.
Having some strange experiences - when partners grab me for example, or even looks to do so, am starting to get a lot of information about them. Very practical but makes doing kata frustrating, also feels weird as seeing people intimately in whole new light!
Also concerned with how I interact with the general students who train 2-4 time per week as is clear we are seeing aikido differently (irrespective of grade) and would like to be able to train with them happily and harmoniously (no deshi superiority intended here).
Tell me I'm not just going mad !!!!!?!!!!!