So I might relocate to Rome in the future and out of curiosity I checked out the clubs and dojos in the area. One club caught my eye but not for good reasons: Garyuan Dojo Roma They offer a lot (!) of different arts and I figured that they'd have a lot of specialized instructors but what troubles me the most is that their head instructor (who turns 46 next week) has a ridiculous CV: http://www.asd-ilponte.org/cv/Maurizio_Germano_CV_online.pdf - Menkyo Kaiden - Seikukan Dojo in Iwakuni (Jp): “Asayama Ichiden Ryu Tai Jutsu” - Menkyo - Honbu Dojo Seikukan in Iwakuni (Jp): “Katayama Ryu” - Menkyo Mokuroku: “Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu" - Menkyo - Seikukan Dojo in Iwakuni (Jp): “Tenjin Myoshin Ryu Heiho” - Chuden (5° Dan) Shian - Garyuan Dojo di Kurume (Jp): “Hoki Ryu Iaido - Nakazono ha” Among many other arts as well. I'm no Koryu guy but I thought that the Menkyo Kaiden was the pinnacle of koryu arts so a 46-yo holder seems suspicious to me, a fortiori when that person claims such high ranks in a lot of other arts as well. Then, he claims to have gotten a lot of them from that dojo in Iwakuni so could he have been taught all those systems at the same time? I checked out their videos and wasn't impressed but again I don't know the systems. The iaido part and the Asayama Ichiden Ryu part (the style he claims Menkyo Kaiden in) were the fishiest: Garyuan Dojo Roma - Video Any opinions on this?