Here's an excerpt from the Yoshokai website:
In 1973, a request for an instructor was sent from Mr. Edward Moore of the Detroit Budokan and from Takeshi Kimeda-sensei, who currently teaches in Toronto, Canada. Kushida-sensei left his position as chief instructor of Yoshinkai and came to North America in response to the request.
I've heard of Kimeda-sensei and understand he teaches in Canada not far actually from Ann Arbor, Michigan where Kushida-sensei teaches. I don't know who Edward Moore is and can find no references to him anywhere else. Do you or your teacher know who Edward Moore is and what role he played in bringing Kushida-sensei to the U.S.A?
As you know,Kimeda-sensei operates in Canada whereas Kushida-sensei operates in the U.S. Here's a quote from Kimeda-sensei's Yoshinaki website:
Kimeda Sensei has developed many frontiers for Aikido outside Japan. He was instrumental in bringing Kushida Sensei and Karasawa Sensei to North America, also in inspiring many other instructors to teach outside Japan.
In my opinion, the political issues culminated in the early nineties - many years after Kushida came to Michigan on behalf of Yoshinkai. Maybe after living in the U.S. for nearly 20 years as a Yoshinkai instructor and then evaluating the IYAF policies, he decided to be independent. East meets West. Granted there may have been a falling out of sorts. I'd hope that as mature adults and Aikido practitioners, they would go their own ways and wish each other well in their new pursuits. Yoshinkai had just started the IYAF and Kushida had just started AYANA.
If you have insights into Edward Moore, it would be greatly appreciated.