Hi guys ive been training in shotokan karate for 17 years now and ive always wanted to do aikijujutsu for somentime now but im struggling to find a club in my area just wondering if someone could give me some pointers though there is a iwama ryu aikido club just opened about 10 mins away from me is this similar to aikijujutsu? if it is i might pop up and give it a try
In daito ryu aikijujutsu, there are three levels taught, jujutsu, aikijujutsu and aiki no jutsu.
jujutsu uses large movements, atemi and strong joint techniques, Aikijujutsu uses smaller movements and more intricate pins utilising sensitivity. Aiki no jujtsu uses minimal movement and very deep body usage to effect kuzushii and maintain aiki on the uke.
It depends on your instructor, but Iwama style is close to aikijujutsu when it is well done, jujutsu at the beginning levels.