Re: changing aikido styles (rant)
Another thing to consider is that there are different methods of training to achieve different results. For instance, I will often ignore my own openings as uke when the result that I am trying to achieve is to teach nage to move correctly (and if I go into it much more, I run the risk of talking about IS stuff, which is pointless on here) in order to take my balance. I don't do this because it is a generally good style of ukemi, but because I am trying to teach a particular concept and nage is overly reliant on something else. Maybe that is what is going on here.