To be honest with you (referring to Shadowhunter) I have no problem with you. I was only trying to address the larger scale issues. Nothing was aimed at you. People can practice what they like. I am totally fine with this. Anyone can obviously do what they want to do and say what they want to say. I am just stating the obvious from my view point. The obvious is this: As related to "authentic Ninjutsu" Bujinkan, Genbukan, Masaaki Hatsumi, Shoto Tanemura, To*****ugu Takamatsu and anyone else related to them or stemming from them don't have a leg to stand on in Japan. The only references that back them are from other members of their party or ill-educated people. There is absolutely no evidence in Japan that these people are in anyway related to "authentic" Ninjutsu. The only place that accepts these people are borders outside of Japan which is ridiculous considering they are claiming Japanese martial arts systems. I showed a link to the only public Ninjutsu Museum in Japan (Iga-Ryu Museum). They state on that webpage that they have scientifically analyzed ancient Ninjutsu writings. They state that ONLY Jinichi Kawakami can claim to carry on authentic Ninjutsu. I also post a link to the government website of SHIGA, JAPAN. Not a biased source obviously. On that website they show Banke Shinobinoden (Koka and Iga Ninjutsu) doing a demonstration for the government of Shiga, Japan. Hmmmmm why would the governmental office of Shiga, Japan have them doing this seminar if they are not legit????? They wouldn't. It is well-known in Japan that only Banke Shinobinoden, Jinichi Kawakami and Yasushi Kiyomoto carry on "authentic Ninjutsu." This should tell you something. Talking about their history. Read "A Story of Life, Fate, and Finding the Lost Art of Koka Ninjutsu in Japan." It sheds some light on the subject. It is obvious in this book that the things being written aren't just hearsay or falsehoods. This book is a well-documented account of life in Japan and "authentic" Ninjutsu training.