John Riggs wrote:
Fake ones (credentials) are easy to come by with the soke dokey organizations. Real ones can be verified.
Fake credentials are just as easy to recognize as they are to get. Think about it... If your "diploma" reads "Mickey Mouse International Soke Society", is it really going to do you ANY good to display it? People with this type of credentials are really only fooling themselves (and those few not smart enough to see through the crap). The ultimate judges are still the PEOPLE AT LARGE. Just watch the man (or woman) do Aikido, and draw your own conclusions. We don't need to rise up and protect the world from those with the "Homeless, Will do Aikido for Food" signs.