Just for the record; my 'hot legs' crack was a joke; as the indicated by the smilies. I'm well aware of the damage a ballerina can recieved; my mother was one.
That being said; the two women with the finest figures I ever had the pleasure of observing are both stage performers, with a strong balletic background - kudos to them.
Anyhoo; back to the thread topic. I don't know anything about Aikido in France; but given the wide differences in style between Ki Society dojos just in my own area; is it not more likely that differences are a question of the individual Senseis; rather than national traits?