Great question. I think it goes back to the battle of who is in charge after Osensei died. Tohei or Osensei's son.Thats when i saw the split.I think also the tricky nature of Ki made it hard to desconstruct and teach. I like all forms of aikido and martial arts
and embrace all ways of doing it.Ki does exist I know cuz at times I was a uke for Tohei as a teen and he did stuff I never have experienced with others. I also have had my Ki moments but it doesn;t always happen and i think a longer learning curve to egt it down right....deep bow to all.