Re: Are we really doing O'Senseis Aikido?
Different styles are different, still aikido. My old sensei had Osawa Sensei in the morning, Tohei Sensei and Waka Sensei in the afternoon and O'Sensei when he was at hombu. He also trained under Tomiki sensei and Mifune sensei at the Kodokan. He always said they were all different, but still aikikai.
Martial arts all obey basic principles. Watch the judo itsutsu no kata.
I now train under a sensei who spent over eight years as uchideshi to Saito sensei. Iwama?
It is all aikido. Look for and study the similarities and you will find aikido.