Re: Aikido Frauds
IMHO, organizations provide the political hierarchy, and, if credible, a known curriculum and grading structure. But I know many that feel what is important is the TEACHER. Much Aikido can be learned from a good teacher, whether or not he/she belongs to a particular organization, or to any organization at all. And belonging to an organization will not turn a bad teacher into a good one. What is a comfortable fit for any student is a function of what they are looking for. And whether a teacher is labeled as bad or good is a very subjective matter. Personally, I prefer to decide those things for myself.