It seems that all of the head of family sokeships are looked down upon by many. Some of the reasons were because of the improper usage of the word soke and other reasons were about bogus rank. It seemed to me that it was being implied that all 10th degrees in the west were bogas. Is that what everyone beleives? Why? I think most of us have read at least some of the current threads rearding similar topics but this question was left unanswered. I my self know several Grandmasters and I'm sure that many in here do too. So what is the view on 10th degrees in the USA and the rest of the west?