Larry Camejo wrote:
Also, the only "style" of Aikido that is represented across the globe is Aikikai as the participants must be recognised by the International Aikido Federation.
Interesting, I couldn't find specific detail regarding the IAF recognition requirement other than a link to their site. As the United States is not a member of the IAF that would imply that we don't get to play, err, whatever it is they are doing. If it's an exhibition event then it seems likely that someone in Germany dialed them up and arranged the demo which makes it likely that it would only be the IAF which would be represented and hence the IAF membership bit may not be an actual requirement?
Anyone out there with first-hand knowledge?