I just recently joined the site
, but have been reading it for a few weeks. I am in the process of finding a dojo in the Mexicali area (Mexico), as I'm more than eager to start. I bumped into one (Aikido Ueshiba Ryu is the name, in case you were wondering), which has a funny thing going
. The sensei doesn't grade the students locally, but a japanese by the name of Akira Sakane. The sensei said that Sakane-san studied directly with O-Sensei. They have no affiliation with the Aikikai (is that any good?), but with the Honbu Dojo directly. He makes his residence in San Diego. Is anybody out there who could give me references of him? Is he reputable? Is he good? Thanks for your information...