Knowing a few ki tricks in aikido doesn’t mean you understand this, and doesn’t mean you understand aiki. There’s many senior aikidoka that know a few ki tricks and do an aikido which looks technically right, but they don’t seem to understand aiki at all. They’re not doing aikido. If you read the real masters, in aikido and other martial arts, they all concentrate on the aiki, not the technicalities.
If you really read the masters, they all say the same thing.
Unfortunately, there’s more conflicted people than you would expect doing aikido. Some find a peace by doing the art, but many just keep generating conflict and negativity. It’s a poor character thing, and a lack of understanding of aiki. Walk away from the worst ones. They won’t change.