Well, the differences between say, Ueshiba, Tohei, and Shioda are of particular interest to me. And how NOT to limit myself too much by choosing development methods that will basically knock me out of the ball park of all 3.
Do I understand this correctly:
Ueshiba, very soft training methods, hara dominant, pretty circular
Tohei, still pretty soft, more linear
Shioda, seems to be much harder, much more explosive, and sometimes extremely linear.
It would seem to me stressing either Ueshiba's methods or Tohei's methods could still lend a great deal of progress in moving in Shioda's way...but perhaps not so much in the other direction?