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Old 03-31-2005, 09:18 AM   #11
Dojo: Wokingham Aikido
Location: Reading, UK
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 393
United Kingdom
Re: Aikikai: Style or organisation?

Bryan Bateman wrote:
Sorry Ruth it's not, although some do refer to "Aikikai style", as I have done myself on occasion.
Exactly - therefore "Aikikai" can be used to describe a style, just as "Iwama" or "Ki" can.

Bryan Bateman wrote:
The Aikikai is in fact an umbrella organisation, it is not a style.
Kinda sorta. "The Aikikai" is not the name of any organisation I know of in the UK, but we do have the BAF, UKA etc. The Aikikai would describe the affiliation of the above organisations, however, and of course the wider global organisation of Aikikai Hombu itself.

So I still reckon "Aikikai" can be used for both

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