Re: Aikijujutsu kicks butt
Just a quick couple of points (in a nutshell).
Jujutsu is the root art of both Judo and Aikido. Daito-ryu Jujutsu became Datito-ryu Aikijujutsu during the time Ueshiba M. studied it and then he broke off from his teacher and we ended up with Aikido.
A lot of Aikijutusu you see in Canada is sort of of combination of Judo and Aikido after the fact.
That said I really do understand where you are coming from.
Finding an art form which balances all your needs and requirements is really tough and I would not really worry too much about a name. Take the time and do some research - try a number of groups out. Your main advantage is you have enough experience to know what you are looking for.
A good dojo leaves room for self exploration - with a little thought the self defense application of what you deal with in your old group should be obvious.