if you actually read what was claimed (rather than just knee jerkingly going "he used the word aikido but isn't a grandmaster aikidoka" ) you'll see that he never claimed his style was aikido based, or even that he is an aikidoka (which i believe he is, but i could be mistaken) All he says is Surely anyone who has any experiance of training in a martial art and that runs a martial arts club can lay claim to using the building blocks of those arts? no? why not? His style is (as far as i have seen) about as far from the soft floweyness i imagine aikido to be (although i personally have literally no experiance of aikido) Kempo Kids style of kempo is pretty brutal and heavily pressure point / chi oriented. I'm not quite seeing why you object to him using the word aikido in the context he did? He's not claiming his style is aikido based so why the beef?