[QUOTE]Originally posted by Karate kid:
Aikido is part of japanese karate isnt it? YEP!!! Thought so. I got the name karate kid because of that! I thought you would know that aikido is part of japanese karate![/QUOTE]
Not to my knowledge, but I have only studied Shotokan in any great depth - as far as I am aware Aikido is Aikido that was derived from Ju-jitsu and, as far as I know, please correct me if I am wrong but has nothing to do with Karate what so ever. Mainly due to the fact that Aikido was practiced in Japan before Karate even began in Japan.