Wow - this thread has also been revived, and for the second time this year
. You did notice it started at 2006 prior to writing a message
It has been my dream to see Aikido being united all over the world (Creating situations where any Aikidoka can cross-train at any Aikido dojo anywhere in the world without feeling guilty of "betraying" one club over another, or without feeling the pressure of choosing only one club over another).
It seems that this will never be practically possible.
And where exactly is the problem with realizing this dream?
Who ever is forcing you to feel
Nobody else controls your feelings, and you can go and train anywhere you wish the teacher is willing to accept you, regardless of "style". So, you can
What do you mean by "united"?
What we call aikido today has its roots in the same ryu or better teh same kaiso.
But different lines of tradition have given what is called aikido different shapes depending on the teachers (shihan) they follow.
Saito sensei, Yamaguchi sensei, Shioda sensei, Nishio sensei, Mochizuki sensei, Tohei sensei ... and a lot of other names.
This is true for most Aikido styles, which have originated from Ueshiba, not to all (e.g. Korindo, founded by Hirai sensei,and not connected to Daito-ryu). As I have already commentd at the first page of this thread.