First off ive always been interested in aikido and also always wondered how applicable it actually is in a self defense scenario. Since I've given up on finding a Kung fu school after I relocated residence i figured id look for a judo school since I love judo. I was lucky enough to find an affordable judo school that also has a separate aikido instructor that teaches there. So I did my first aikido lesson today. I will say It was beneficial because I learned a new method of doing some stretches that I already knew and also picked up a new joint lock even after knowing quite a bit about joint locking. The school im attending teaches aikido with a bit more of a linear approach then most other aikido schools which I'm fine with because it seems pretty applicable this way. Overall it was a great experience an i look forward to doing some more aikido.