I thought I’d take a moment to tell you how much Aikido means to me. I knew when I left Virginia that AIF would be one of the few things that I really really missed. I was right. It was the center of my day to day life, on and off the mat. It gave me a routine, structure and goals. It caused me to examine myself, my intensions, my commitment to something outside my family.
Thank you for creating one of the best Aikido communities in the world. The calibre of the training, the facility and the people, as demonstrated by the large variety of classes that no one person could possibly do alone. You are an inspiring and gifted leader. We all have grown and become better people through our Aikido training.
One cannot compare any dojo to AIF, it is truly unique.