Re: Query re first grading in Aikido?
It's actually a pretty cool study. everyone had the same singular source of inspiration, but how to pass it on? How to teach it to the next generation? Tomiki, Yoshinkan, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido - no resemblance at white belt levels. It's easier, IMO, to tell a kyu level students lineage than a black belt's lineage. What is required for early ranks seems to be about the teacher and their understanding of how to teach.