Posted On:11/17/2007 1:52pm
Style: Kenpo JuJitsu& Ninpo Budo
I'm posting following reading the this in the old bushido thread:
I found this while looking up information on the association. I started training under Martin Rodgers over 6 years ago, and at the time he was not affliated to Saigo ha daito Ryu. I was also training under him at the time he became affliated, and when he broke away.
He is currently a member of the BJJA, and the club has returned to it's former name.
I'm writing this as an update to the information in the previous thread, mainly because I do not believe my instructor was a fraud, but that the club got ripped off by John Williams. (Who incidently offered to teach a seminar in England, but never actually kept his word.)
Posted On:11/17/2007 5:58pm
From what I've read (E-budo and Aikidojournal have lots of discussion) the lineage is highly suspect. OTOH, some of the guys connected to them are pretty good.
There's also confusion in that there's a Japanese Saigo line that is legitimate and has nothing to do with the one being taught in N. America and the UK.
Posted On:11/18/2007 9:04am
Style: Judo + sports ju-jutsu
Anything containing "daito ryu" should be approached with caution. There may be genuine stuff somewhere, but so far I haven't seen any.
Posted On:11/18/2007 3:35pm
The only genuine Daito Ryu I know of in the UK is run by Quentin Ball of 'Nine Circles' fame.
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