Hi to all, I'm from Society AIkido Middle east. And about what I heard.... Yes Renshinkan is a separate entity. Anyway, IMHO, what ever done and what ever happens next just remember, We respect (the new Kancho) Yasuhisa Shioda in respect to late Soke Gozo Shioda. But even though respect is in tacked, we need to choose the right path... And In which side we'll gonna join in the future is up to us...