Joseph Bowen wrote:
I have a friend who used to train with the MAF extensively when Tohei Sensei was still alive, but after his passing, my friend would not recommend anyone to train with them, and instead was recommending folks check out the AAA folks in the Chicago area.
I highly recommend the Glen Ellyn Aikido Club led by Judy Leppert and Aikido of Harvard led by Terry Leonard. Both clubs have stayed in the MAF and are made up of some really great people. What happened with the MAF, in my opinion, is what happens with almost all organizations. The leader fails to clearly think what what he/she wants to happen after death and to implement that plan. We all seem to have a hard time thinking about our inevitable demise.