Bujinkan lineage: fact or fiction, somewhere inbetween?
I'm new to bullshido and a previous practicioner of Bujinkan budo taijutsu (previously called Bujinkan Ninjutsu) of 9 years. I started at 14 years old, so I was fairly isolated from any discussions that this may not be genuine. After I started Judo, I realized some of the disbelief thats out there about Hatsumi's claims. So, I've looked into some but it seems that while I have seen that what I learned of ryu such as kukishin ryu and shinden fudo ryu looks authentic, I can't find any proof of Togakure's existence outside of the system. Is this whole thing just a farce or the lies of Hatsumi? Did he mix legitmate styles with hooplah for money?