Oh, I think I failed to mention that back in November I passed my 1st Kyu test in Aikido. So about 2 years until Shodan (black belt) test.
That will be 10 years of practice. Seems like a long time, but aikido is a difficult art, and the United States Aikido Federation doesn’t just sell belts like some bullshit organizations do. When you reach Shodan in USAF, you have accomplished something.
Very cool! Way to work it and stick with it my friend!