Re: If you have trained in both Aikikai and Iwama, please help me...
I am currently training in Iwama style aikido, having trained for a number of years in Aikikai; for me it is the better training method. It provides a firm foundation to build technique from which flowing movements are made stronger and more effective.
Also, the weapons component of all classes not only provides variety, but further understanding of open-hand techniques.
Simply, I feel more confident in this manner of training.