Christopher Li wrote:
The Aikido FAQ is a general information source, but it isn't definitive. For starters, try this article.
As A student of Hirai sensei M.A. - Korindo Aikido, I would like to second that.
As opposed to what Talon and many other Aikido students seem to believe, the name Aikido is not unique to the M.A. that where developed by Ueshiba. The name is a generic name for a group of M.A., it is true that the largest and most commonly available systems among those were developed by Ueshiba. But Ueshiba only adopted the name and can never change the fundamental meaning of it.
Other M.A. that have Aikido in their name are not necessarily part of some deception. The first example that comes to mind is Korindo Aikido - as you can read him explain in the interview, sensei Hirai right to the name Aikido is historical pr oven and clear, without any relation to his connection with Ueshiba.