RBWI which is my style, though cant call it RBWI, so we just round it off to American Ninjutsu
There are other offshoot Instructors from the 'Kans who are "for real"...Bester said:Who else is there that isn't just some con-artist who has watched too many Sho Kashugi films?
This is the part that most of us have an issue with. For starters, rank licensing is not given out in individual schools, only in the Bujinkan as a whole. As for the claim that it was proposed that Bussey be the "top representative" of the Bujinkan, it's interesting that this version of events cannot be supported outside of his own website.AnimEdge said:"at the age of only 18, and long before the out-break of "Ninja-mania," became a licensed instructor of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu under Masaaki Hatsumi which, in 1979, established Bussey as a pioneer of Ninjutsu in America. Bussey made history by sponsoring the first open U.S. meeting with Japan-trained instructors in hopes of setting the ground work for an international fellowship. Hatsumi proposed the Bussey would "father" American Ninjutsu as the Bujinkan's top representative. Bussey rejected the idea and instead chose a less conspicuous position by teaching only a handful of people in Nebraska and side-stepping the potential for political conflicts. "
AnimEdge said:What i like about my style is its openness and broadness about everything, it generaly has a set group of techniques using hand to hand, knifes, swords, nets, bo staffs, ect ect, but yet it is completly open to where one of your instructors also has started studing in some form of Kung Fu(i forget exactly) and every so often he will descuss about it and even add it into our own style, he even makes up his own, and even counters to it as well, sometime not allways practical but is fun to watch
This is the part that most of us have an issue with. For starters, rank licensing is not given out in individual schools, only in the Bujinkan as a whole.