Re: Are Aikido Organizations Relevant?
People are trying to answer this question "yes" and "no", without considering that the word "relevant" means nothing by itself. Relevant to what? Without defining that, we are once again attempting to engage in a discussion about a snorklewhacker, where to some "snorklewhacker" means banana and to others means wankel rotary engine.
A better question might be, "Are aikido organizations useful to you?" but that has its limits too. Here in the United States that are a great many people who think the government is useless, but who have somehow managed to remain ignorant of the fact that they have government-provided healthcare, schools, food assistance, subsidies, and services of all kinds. It's easy to bite the hand that feeds you, and even to be ignorant of the fact that you're being fed.