The base principles remain the same. This is universal for martial arts (karate do/jitsu/jutsu, aiki do/jitsu/jutsu etc). Principle underlies application every time. Whether you choose to accept and apply the principle to its fullest and rawest form is the differentiation. It means the difference between a clean looking (steven seagal style) kote gaeshi (not sure I spelled gaeshi correctly for small wrist turn) and a nasty close kote gaeshi with initial advantage made through striking and flowing headbutt leading into stamping on the opponent when they've hit the ground in a mess at your feet.