Re: Best karate style for aikido?
I think it is less about the style of Karate and more about the teacher. If the teacher is teaching correctly and understands principles of movment etc...then that is who you study with.
These days I am less about style of ANYTHING and more about the quality of the individual.
If I had a choice, I'd follow Marc Abrams advice and check out Ushiro Sensei.
Also I think alot of the Uechi Ryu traiinng (Okinawa) stuff is good IF you have a good teacher.
Unfortunately alot of Karate/TKD is "McDojo" and IMO for your money is a waste of time. Save it, go to some decent seminars with some good instructors.