I am currently working on short blurbs on the mechanics of techniques due to some of my juniors asking me to discus the different mechanics of kicking (how to chamber, recoil ext) and I noted that different styles do the kicks completely different. No shock to me...but some were really shocked that the actual mechanics of the kicks could be so far off from each other. I will post some interesting findings when I am done.
However, for now, what kind of differences do you note when watching techiques from different styles. A simple Ushiro Geri is done many different ways with in Shotokan, then you add Kyokushin/Shito ext and you see TONES of differences. So interesting to a science geek like me!
Real science geeks understand there can only be one!
The differences in shotokan in ushiro are often based on apllications used in competition. For example do not turn the head as this telegraphs the move better to turn quick. You could argue the target could move and you are going to miss it no matter how quick you are if you do not aim it.
Again in ushiro a number of students in one club where having back surgery as they where trying to do the kick and keep their back flat which put pressure on the lower spine and damaged the vertibrae.
If the techniques work they are very similer what ever style you are doing as the body can only move in certain directions. That's science for you.