Hum, read my last post to this thread: aiki seminar in York (UK) which involves teachers from Aiki-jijutsu, Shodokan and Aikikai coming to teach for the weekend.
I'll post a report here when the seminar is over. It's on the 17/18th of September, see web pages for details...
I started cross-trianing with both the Aikikai and the Shodokan organisation last year -- before my shodan as i needed the extra training. I found that both styles compliment eachother and I enjoy both of them greatly for they both shares the core ideals of Aikido. Well, in my not so humble opinion they do! ;>
Anyone else care to comment?