This all reminds me of the to-do over gay marriage. We already know what Aikido is the same way we know what marriage is.
Just because someone wants to be thought of as doing Aikido (or Marriage) but wants to re-define the parameters, too bad. Either do it according to the definition or call it something else. That's hard on those who can't do it according to the definition or who want to rape a marketplace ripe for change, but at some point we need to embrace reason and call it what it is.