Re: Aikido Frauds
I agree with a lot of what you say. However, there are many independents that have quality programs and prior lineages with quality instruction. There are others, however, that call into question the very issues of quality, lineage, etc. It's generally political for the break with an ego undertone. Some of the breaks are legitimate-abusive instructors, unfairness or favoritism in promotional policies, etc. As noted in the recent dialogue with one website-we have now been honored with a mail order 5th dan program. The challenges to keep aikido out of the quagmire of mail order or sokey dokey ranking systems will likely increase. Unfortunately, there are those out there who simply have no clue.