Again, gentlemen, I have to say 'excellent' to the last two posts :tup:. EDIT: last two posts bar one. Getting used to the 'mindset' of koryu takes some doind - indeed, only a couple of years ago I was arguing quite vociferously that the Katori Shinto schools attitudes were wrong (in not recognising the ha that had sprung from it). Now, altho' I still think it's a problem of the schools own making to an extent, I fully concur that the head of the school has the right to make any 'call' he wishes on matters of policy (I'm sure that all those headmasters will breath much easier knowing that ). That is entirely the point of maintaining lineage, when all is said and done.