so... I'm just a begginer, I've been doing Aikido for the past 9 months, and I've been noticing on online websites and foruns a certain reluctance to Aikikai.
I actually don't really know what Aikikai is... is it a style? A school?
Why don't people like it?
Excuse my ignorance, I just want to understand this.
The Aikikai is a large umbrella organization that includes many different Aikido schools and organizations. It is headed by the Ueshiba family, currently Moriteru - O-Sensei's grandson.
We don't really hate the Aikikai - at least, I don't
However, the largest organizations have the most chances to rub people the wrong way, and the Aikikai has often been far from perfect.