I think you misunderstood the point of my post, I'll attempt to clarify. Nobody here can definitively discuss the swordwork of Jigen ryu as none of us practice that art as far as I know. However, I pointed out the history of the art because it has been in existence for over 400 years. At the time of its inception, it was taught solely to the warrior class, those who fought for a living. This tells me that there were enough people that believed it was better than other arts to keep it alive through the 300 or so years of its existence when swords were still in use in Japan. To dismiss it as impractical and "not as good as the other guys" is to say that centuries worth of professional warriors had no idea what they were doing. That just seems excessively egotistical to me personally. I would prefer to say that I have no understanding of their training methodology or base movements, so what they show in their demonstrations makes no real sense to me from a training point of view. To dismiss it just because you don't understand it seems more like pushing a personal agenda rather than an attempt to gain greater understanding. This is why I feel you've gotten a number of dismissive answers to your questions. Again, just my thoughts on it.