She says Koyama Tenmon Ryu was created in the 1300s. That would make it even older than Katori Shnto Ryu, the oldest documented martial art. Isn't that just a little bit extreme? It certainly sounds like extreme exaggeration to me.Quote:
Originally Posted by WeaselSpleen
She claims to hold "menkyo chuden" which according to the people living in Japan on E-Budo, would only be a middle level license, not a teaching one at all.
She also said she was appointed "metsuke," and claims it means "international representative" but it can only mean in Japanese that she was either appointed as "a way of seeing without focusing on a single point" or as "an inspector in Edo period Japan was responsible for watching over Daimyo."
Her website is filled with incorrect Japanese, which is surprising since she mentions that the only other place to study Koyama Tenmon Ryu besides her school is in Japan. If she had 30 years of training and 20 years of teaching, the you would think that she should be able to at least get basic Japanese words spelled correctly, even if she had learned in the US.
But none of the guys in Japan over on E-Budo have ever heard of her school. With over 700 years of history, someone certainly would have heard of it by now. They even said: "She is pretty clearly a fake."
Take a look at the "Bad Budo Forum" over on E-Budo to see what I am talking about, however you have to become a member to be able to view the contents of that section.