Stephen K. Hayes was laying in wait (hiding in the septic tank, as many old-school ninjers do) so the scrolls are now where they were destined to be in the first place. In the hands of another poser who learned a little krotty, went out and bought some black pajamas, a few swords, knives and smoke-bombs. Now, the fallacy of ninjitsu may live on for another generation.
In all seriousness, any time the founder or leader of a system passes away, people come out of the woodwork to fill the role. In example; Ed Parker died and at least ten different high ranking students made their claims, formed their own organizations and became the grandmasters they are today. The same thing will happen if (the immortality thing doesn't work) and Hatsumi dies.
Anyone know how Jinenkan compares to Bunjinkan in terms of quality or lack thereof?
As far as I can see, the Bujinkan is as much about worshipping the God Emperor Hatsumi as it is about doing any physical martial arts. Once he ascends to take his eternal place on the Golden Throne, it's going to be interesting to see the schisms and denouncement of heretics.
It's going to be orders of magnitude bigger than even when Ip Man croaked it - and thanks to the internet, every little squabble will be public and documented for the ages.
[QUOTE=Keej613;2802863]Anyone know how Jinenkan compares to Bunjinkan in terms of quality or lack thereof?[/QUOT
I currently train in both Bujinkan and Jinenkan , buj in gatineau and jinenkan in Ottawa. Now from what I've experienced in both I'd say that in terms of bujinkan each sensei has a different approach. But my jinenkan training is very strict and the attention to detail is greatly emphasized. My bujinkan training is more about "feeling" and lots of henka whereas my jinenkan training is very densho based . I kinda learn a general idea of a technique or kata from bujinkan, whereas in jinenkan I learn everything about the technique to the finest details . Progression is EXTREMELY different though. Check out Jinenkan Ottawa dojo on heron and check out bujinkan outouais in hull. I actually really enjoy them both and I find that the mixture of traditional from jinenkan and the "go with the flow" from bujinkan actually go together very well. Neither sensei plays the Ninja crap and both are extremely humble and realistic about what they believe can and cannot work... None of that NINJITSU IS THE ULTIMATE ART crap, both recommend cross training.... They basically emphasize the ART part of everything. Try them both out!