So whats the latest word on this issue? I do take issue with something, if Saks honourary 10th dan is just nothing. Why does Hatsumi Sensei advert all the 3 billion honourary belts and certs he has? My old Shidoshi told me that Hatsumi has black belts in almost every Japanese art as well. Is this misinformation. This was while training in the Bujinkan.