Yes I do have a wonderful wife and I think myself very lucky that she is married to me.
BTW Colleen I still have to do KP but then she does make and keep my dinner warm for me. Well I guess that's what happens when you're newlyweds. You may all let out a collective "aawwwww aint love grand"
As for the dojos that I train at Mares...
I train at two dojos and both practice aikikai. The first dojo has a godan sensei and about 5 yudanshas. Classes are generally mixed grades and there are on average 20 people per class. There are 3 training session per week and I train there twice a week. The sensei is currently organising to be affiliated with his Sensei in London, Hayden Foster Sensei.
The other dojo I train at has a Sandan instructor and is affiliated with Aikido Igarashi Dojo in Japan. There are two yundansha there and the classes are much smaller but the training is very intensive.
Igarashi Sensei will be conducting a seminar over the easter break. I'm very much looking forward to it and I think I'm going to look something like this over the 4 days and in this order
There are other styles in Perth: Yoseikan, Yoshinkan, Kokikai and Tomiki. I've tried a little yoseikan and yoshinkan and had the pleasure of attending a seminar by Joe Thambu Sensei. Nice person, fantastic aikido. Also trained with John Turbull Sensei in Canberra for a month and a half when I was over there on work assignment. Wonderful aikido.
I'm arranging to try some kokikai and tomiki in the near future. I havent had the pleasure of trying out iwama ryu aikido yet.
Mares, If you're going to be visiting perth, drop me a line and I'll introduce you to some of the dojos and senseis.
All the best and thank you to all for a warm welcome.