I go to Aikido class every Sunday. This term, as we need to keep social distance, we try Bokken rather than various techniques of Aikido. I tried Bokken (and Jo) a while ago, and find it difficult, but fun. I have difficulty keeping the sword straight.
I ordered (and got) Bokken so that I can practice at home, but so far, I have been too busy to find time to do so. Today, we spent more than half of the class on Bokken. We even tried AWASE for the first time. I find it difficult but hope that I practice often enough I can do it. Learning new things is always fun, whether it is new knowledge, or new skills, techniques.