I think you are missing the main point, the power of Daito Ryu and Aikido are the same. Aiki
One can manifest AIKI in different ways or waza, that is the difference.
Thanks for your comments and perspective. Actually you have illustrated one of my points very clearly - the idea that two people can look right at the same thing and come to two very different conclusions. Who is right? Well, that would be whichever one writes the book, of course...
Best in training to all...