I would add one comment to consider.
Iwama Dojos do a lot more weapon work in general.
I train as an "Aikikai" student and I frequently visit a former Dojo I was at which has been an Iawama Dojo for a couple years under Pat Hendricks.
All their tests include weapons requirements.
Having seen and done some training under Iwama Senseis they have equally interesting and good approaches as my Aikikai roots. I always enjoy the training.