Re: Poll: How important are organizations in aikido?
IMHO, organization provides for the perpetuation of the art on a larger scale, while it does limit some indivudal expression. Too many organization add too much politics and confusion and subtracts from the art. All we need is more people thinking that they personally understand Aikido and O'Sensei vision. Or worse yet, simply follow their own ego.
Have respect and honor in lineage and organizational alliagence.
Beware McDojos and McSenseis that misrepresent their style, affiliation, and rank.