Well, I'm biased. I do martial arts to hit and get hit, or to throw and get thrown, a little bit every week. I have a desk job that requires a brain and ten fingers so I do not want a full-on "Fight Club," but I expect to feel a little nervous on the mat, like if I don't get out of the way you really will hit me. With that bias, I am quite leery of that Ki Aikido school. It sounds like it's not a place where I might get hit if I don't move out of the way. The ASU one, I don't know. My old aikido school was (and still is) affiliated with that same organization. I quit because the instructors were too "soft." I was not in danger of getting hit. But that doesn't mean that this place, on the other side of the country, is bad. I simply cannot tell from this website.