Please please PLEASE don't take all the "Shaolin Temple" crap seriously. Yes, the heads of USSD went there, got some pictures, and some certificates. Yes, there are trips there that USSD hosts. BUT PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that the temples in Communist China are essentially government sponsored tourist shops. The current regime recognized the "KUNG FU" appeal of the temple, and kept them open under strict guidelines. China is VERY POOR right now, so what would you expect a tourist location to do when some chunky, rich Americans show up, wave money, then ask for services? Think about it! The temple (and, by default, the government) is making a huge profit by simply taking pictures with the USSD heads, signing certificates (which Chinese Martial Arts typically didn't do), and LETTING students come back and "train" (by LETTING, I mean LETTING them PAY). Also...have you ever heard documented proof of either of the USSD headmasters actually living with and training with the monks for an extended period of time? I'm not talking about frequent "Seminars" or "Business Trips"...but actually spending a few years living in the temple as a monk? I haven't, so any type of "Training" and "Certification" seems to be farsical at best. So...the reason Villari doesn't get "certified" by the temple probably stems from his lack of funding to do so. May you achieve Satori PS: Oi! I sound like a bereaved ex-wife! I should explain that I really have nothing against the style, and that I actually quite enjoy the system. However, I just wish they'd focus more on the actual roots of "KEMPO" and get off the Shaolin Public Appeal.