The two-man kata taught in koryu dojo are accompanied by a teaching methodology which ensures that they are not 'good for demos.. reduce the capability for improvisation, personal expression etc..' In fact the training/teaching methodology explicitly sidesteps those concerns. Improvisation is...
Not from what I've seen. Like the other poster said, in Japanese sword arts it is generally the teacher's job to explain those details, and ensure they're adhered to. While there are detailed requirements for tenouchi, it is considered a basic, entry level aspect to training that should be...
As Tony mentioned, Chris has well described the state of the arts you are asking after.
There is a highly regarded branch dojo of the Sosuishi ryu in New York: Sosuishi-Ryu Jujutsu Kai (S.J.J.K.)
Good luck with your search!
This is the issue many people have with traditional martial arts that practice or teach stylised techniques. Of course fighting is going to look like fighting, so the practicing of stylised techniques invariably amounts to little.
I get your point - I'm familiar with arts which use training/conditioning exercises that are not necessarily intended to reflect the style.
I have however left arts because there were forms and exercises which were explicitly meant to reflect the fighting style, and absolutely didn't. Age 18...
No - the most prestigious magazine on the topic was Stan Pranin's Aiki News. It's fairly well established that Ueshiba did not have any extensive MA training before meeting Takeda and learning Daito ryu, which he went on to do for a couple of decades.
What makes you think it is?
Do you think 'Bullshido' and 'McDojo' mean the same thing?
FWIW that is Iida Hiroo of Daito ryu Muden Juku - a legitimate teacher of Daito ryu Aikijujutsu, the art studied and modified by Ueshiba Morihei to create Aikido.