I recently announced that Sansuikai International is now affiliated with the USAF. Some questions have been asked, so I wanted to explain what this affiliation means. As you know, I created Sansuikai so the dojo in South America and Europe can join and I can help these dojo by submitting Sansuikai dan applications to Aikikai. When I am no longer able to do this, the USAF, as a recognized Aikikai organization, will take my place and forward these applications directly to Aikikai. This is all that will be needed to make sure everyone can still have their dan ranks registered at hombu. We have so many friendly relationships all over the world, between Sansuikai and the USAF, and this allows me to rest assured that all the years of work I have put in to both organizations will continue, as well as your friendships on and off the mat .