Re: aikido politics - implications on training opportunities
Go to all the dojos available to you on a 'commutable' basis.
Evaluate the Aikido - good news here is you have some knowledge to help with this.
Ask them specifically about their policies concerning where you can practice.
Make a choice.
Just an odd thought - if you move to the new location and adopt new 'style' are you know somehow obligated to practice that forever? Even if you move back to your old hometown??
Are we talking contracts, blood oaths??? (just kidding).