Nintai Ryu Aiki Ju-Jitsu teacher in Montreal
Hey there Bullshido,
I'm considering training in Nintai Ryu Aiki Ju-Jitsu with Pascal Serei here in Montreal.
Can I get some impressions from the Bullshido community on the lineage presented on the website and just general thoughts on what is presented there? Much appreciated.
A bit of background. The teacher of the school is the founder of the Nintai Ryu style. This kinda sounds the alarm to me right off the bat, but I'm open to the idea of founding modern ecclectic styles, especially when it is openly stated from the beginning. No false claims to direct ancient lineage that I can see.
The style is presented as a mix of aiki jujitsu, judo, karate, aiki budo and kobudo. While discussing the symbolism of the style's emblem (HERE) they mention judo, Daito Ryu and Yoseikan Budo as influences on the style.
The sensei's credentials appear on the website and seem impressive but I'm not sure really how to judge whether what's listed there is legit.
I've done a little BJJ in the past really enjoyed it but wanted to find some jujutsu more inline with traditional Japanese jujutsu (i.e. including standing techniques & throws) and thought this could be a good option.
Any thoughts on the style and the listed credentials would be much appreciated.
Nintai Ryu Aiki Jujitsu Homepage
Youtube channel of the school