Hello to everybody,
My name's Mark Delgado from Denver, CO. I've been going through my "getting used to hakama" phase of aikido training the last 5 months or so. I think the hakama is the greatest, most simple, and most elegant instrument of aikido training O sensei produced.
To me the core of Aikido is learning- from our yudansha (thank you guys! You do an awesome job!), from each other, and from our inner selves. Nice to meet all of you, best of luck with training!