Re: Bara Bara training thoughts?
Perhaps there is some confusion between "style" and of "substance".
We practice waza and tai sabaki to better understand and incorporate Aiki principles within ourselves. I do not believe that Aiki principles can or should be used to master a particular style.
As long as the goal of training assists in following the Founder's advice to practice "Aiki", the style should be secondary, or not even a meaningful factor at all.
If joy in training and personal growth are inevitable, relax and enjoy the process.