So, I've done TKD, both Bujinkan and Genbukan Ninjutsu and frankly, have always been attracted to the flow of aikido (and yes I like Steven Seagal but the interest was there before I saw his movies). That said, there's something like 16 different flavors. As this is not Pokemon and I can't "catch 'em all" I thought I'd see what ya'll think. I'm looking for practical, (aka I can save my *** if need be) along with some weapon work (I've personally always liked the sword and the bo (big stick)). In my local area there is an Akikai Iwama Ryu dojo, a Ki Aikido dojo and a Yoshinkan dojo... I believe the practical aspect would rule out the Ki dojo but I'm not sure about the Yoshinkan version. Can folks more knowledgeable than me please share their insights?