To be honest with you I'm confused as to the application of the term "aiki" at this point. After experiencing the type of aiki utilized by the Ginjukai it is clear that Hakkoryu doesn't have these types of body skills, even at the highest levels. Is our art simply lacking aiki or do we have a different "flavor" of aiki?.
Its a mistake to define the core skills of any art by a sampling of its adepts.
The DR people I meet are just flummoxed as any sampling of Aikido people. Blame it on the teaching or the students or the model..whatever. Lets just be an active part in taking more control and restoring the power there once was.