Greetings, this is Bryan from NE. I have had a background in Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu with corresponding studies in Qin-Na and (I suppose you could say "informal") studies in Kyusho and have done personal research in Dim-Mak (I don't claim to be an expert, just extremely curious). I have also wrestled a few years in highschool.
Aaaannnnd finally something that relates to Aikido!
As I go into college this fall, I am planning on joining an Aikido dojo that just so happens to be handily located a block away from the university I will be attending. Maybe somebody here would happen to recognize it? Utah Valley Aikido. I'm choosing to pursue Aikido because it absolutely fascinates me in its original approach to martial arts, and I enjoy reading up and hearing the stories that people have told me about their Aikido experiences, and it just seems to be something I'd like to get myself involved in. It also helps that I've been chucked about by a couple Aikidoka.
Anyways, I hope that I'll be able to contribute my MA knowledge from the outside of Aikido looking in, and that I'll be able to learn much from all you experienced folk out there.