Originally posted by Peter Goldsbury
There is no such organisation in Japan and I have never heard of one in the Aikikai.
I have no knowledge of Iwama-ryu, but it might be a loose grouping of senior instructors affiliated to the Iwama Dojo.
I guess the mystery deepens. The person I contacted would qualify in the above category but he had no knowledge of the organization.
I wonder if someone did a knucklehead move when putting the site together.