I saw a picture of him in Japan with Hatsumi recently teaching sword. Bujinkan Shihan? No B.S. like others claiming to be "ninja".
If the teacher has a big ego, chances are he really isn't very skilled...the quiet ones are usually the best.
Rank is just paper. See how they are on the mat and how they carry themselves outside the dojo? That is the real test...imo
Have him work on ground techniques too. Sparring is good but only half the equation of Martial Arts.
I have one of these. It is a good target. Fill with water or sand. Great for forms.
Norcross is legit. He has a large following on you tube online. Last I knew like 300 students in Midwest area. hachidan? I met him once at a...
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