Michael Ellefson (MikeE) wrote:
The other thing that is strange is that the Nidai Doshu recognized Seidokan as a legitimate form of Aikido...and yet he didn't get to train.
As I understand the story: R. Kobayashi sensei talked with K. Ueshiba and they agreed that Seidokan was a valid form of aikido, but Kobayashi wanted to remain independant so he didn't affiliate with Aikikai Hombu. Unfortunately their conversation remained just that, nothing was ever put in writing and K. Ueshiba apparently never passed along the info to his son or to the administrative powers that be. So with the passing of K. Ueshiba we are left as one of those weird independant groups existing on the fringes of aikido society....which is fine by me