Re: Jun Akiyama
Daniel, I understand your curiosity. I'd say that for many of us who have been on this and similar forums for years, we've answered these questions so many times for newbies that (1) many of us know each other's backgrounds already and (2) we aren't in a big rush to do it again.
I'm an aikimutt who has trained since 1996 in dojos representing a fairly wide spectrum of what is covered under the broad umbrella of Aikikai + more recently a dojo w/ lineage originally from very early Ki Society but for a longtime independent, plus played at seminars w/ high ranking folks from a variety of other flavors plus offshoots. I've done a little koryu sword and jo work and wish I were geographically located to do more, regularly. My only previous martial art was being from Brooklyn.