Keep a lookout for dates for your diary
Workshops and seminars are often excellent ways to advance your own Aikido. A chance to train with and learn from new people, or old friends.
There is usually an opportunity to question the teacher and sometimes experience the answer. In general they always give value for money considering the hours of training they represent.
Remember, the teacher also learns and advances their skills- you may have seen them a few years ago - but how much do they have to offer you today?