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I live in Hailey Idaho and I am interested in beginning to learn aikido. There is a dojo here, but I do not know anything about the sensei. Does anyone have experience with him? What should I look for in a dojo or a sensei? I am sure it is a matter of preference, but any suggestions would be helpful!
Best suggestion I can make, especially since your choices appear to be limited, is to get in there and try a few classes. The instructor should be up front about his experience, and should have no problem telling you who his teachers are/were and to what organizations he/she might belong to. To be otherwise is a sure warning sign, but not necessarily hard evidence of deception or incompetence.