How do you tell if someone has style when it comes to the martial arts, specifically ninjutsu (or ninny-jutsu as my Genbukan friend calls it)? First I think if you break away from one of the X-kans for whatever reason you dont call your "new" art ninjutsu or even "formally known as." If you got legit creds you probably claim it without advertising it, usually only if asked about it. Most important of all you dont make up a bunch of stuff or organize all your training into something that works for you (or doesn't) and then call it ninjutsu, post 50 things in the ninjutsu boards and whine when you get called out on it. If you got skills then that will show itself, if they are something you want to pass on then that is something else and takes different skill sets. Just because someone is in the Infantry/Airborn/Air Assault/Rangers/SF or other is a level 4 Combatives instructor, knows how to use camo, used lots of weapons, can patrol and use tactics doesn't mean they can suddenly say "Hey, that is kind of historical ninja like, I think I will open the Army-Ninjutsu school of Combatives today" (unless I can get rich quick off of it.... anyway) To say otherwise is foolish. Be proud of your self and if you have a system that works and you can translate those skills into something that others can learn and use in the way you are telling them they are meant then call it what it is; dont use ryu, do, po, jutsu unless you are really teaching a core system with some variation and then note that..... How does everyone else feel about this? I am asking because I stumbled across something by some Zapata guy and I have never seen that many orange dots in a rep?