It's based on Japanese arts and it has stolen techniques from a Japanese koryu. There is no gossip, it's a bloody fact mate. Teaching a technique from a koryu and saying; "This is how so-and-so-ryu do things" is OK for the edification of your students, but stealing an entire syllabus? There are ethics and manners in budo. If you don't have them, do something else for goodness sake. You have had several high level exponents of Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu on here and e-budo say that neither Mr. Morris or Mr. Glimme attended any HNIR keiko in the states, Europe or Japan. You have even had an English speaking Menkyo holder in HNIR give his views. They weren't favourable. End of.