Ranked in one art, teaching a different art.
Am I a fundamentalist and extremist, almost-terrorist martial arts believer or does the following deserve to be called bullshido?
Karate instructor (6th dan) and his brother (5th dan) and one of their sensei (donīt know dan) from another country -not Asian nor American- found an international federation. Members are, of course, just they. One of them is the 'Steve Doe, international director of Doe international kai', the other is "John Doe, national representative of Doe international kai" (no kidding, they named the kai after themselves. Not even their sensei).
Now, these brothers take eight regular classes of iaido with a ZNKR 4th dan, and a couple of months later they advertise themselves as iaido sensei... "Iaido classes taught by John Doe sensei, 6th dan".
Semantically speaking, he is a 6th dan. But isnīt it ilegitimate if he doesnīt make it clear that his dan is in a different unrelated art? Or am I crazy?
I know that he has no instruction and is a complete fake, but some people still defend him.
PS: He got in trouble when was asked who he had learnt iaido from and said 'XYZ, 4th dan' and that man found out... but it didnīt stop Mr Smarty McBlackBelt and sibling from putting up crappy videos to sale, taking some students, etc. Unfortunately almost no-one knows about iaido, and when they see a katana they just flip and lose their mind as if Angelina Jolie had flashed her boobs at them :(