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I've been reading about the different styles of Aikido on wikipedia and I was wondering how popular each style is? I know that in my country the vast majority of schools teach Aikikai style (I estimate about 75% of all schools), but how is this elsewhere?

I'm aware that popularity may be hard to quantify, but perhaps there is data somewhere on the number of registered practioners or registered dojo's?

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In the UK, you could look at the British Aikido Board which covers most if not all the organisation that are teaching Aikido in the UK. This will not give you a clear idea of participants (some organisation are one dojo with 3 people in it) but it should give you an overview.

Aikiweb used to run some polls as to what its members where doing like this one but I am not sure this is still accurate as it is more than ten years old.

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Thanks for the links! British Aikido board does give a some insight into popularity. I also found a similar website for Aikido dojo's in the Netherlands myself. Still would like to see some numbers on popularity worldwide though. –  THelper Feb 8 '12 at 8:07
    
I am not sure that this data exists. You could ask the different hombu dojo in Japan as they should have a list of all the yudansha that are registered with them but that gives you only shodan or above that have registered... –  Sardathrion Feb 8 '12 at 8:19

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