Originally posted by Dan Hover
DTR is DTR Aikido is Aikido.
I think they're based on exactly the same ideas, and in combat they should be fairly identical, but I believe that the reason we have Aikido is that Daito-Ryu was NOT taught in a manner that addressed properly the principles on which both were based. I think the training must be significantly different in approach (unless you're taking an incorrect approach in your aikido) and that training in this system will not help you understand your aikido to anywhere near the same degree as a good aikido class. Like reading a book, you may discover something useful. Of course, you can't learn Aikido from a book..