On the other hand, if you follow Stan's logic
, just because you call it Aikido and were taught by people calling it Aikido doesn't mean that it has anything to do with Ueshiba (at least, that particular Ueshiba) either...
Physics is physics, whether I learned it from Newton or not - and if it's not physics then it isn't physics, even if I learned it directly from Newton's son.
Before anybody blows an artery - I'm not arguing that this is the case, but the logic certainly applies.
One of the things Stan states in that article is that the reason why so many AIkidoka are/were doing stuff that is so different than the Founder's Aikido, is that they only spent a couple of years training with him, and "Certainly this was enough time to become proficient in the art, but not enough to master the vast technical repertoire of Aiki Budo with its many subtleties."
But it would be plenty of time to teach the deshi solo training drills, and get them working on pushing on each other and pushing on walls and stuff, right?