Re: Anyone heard of "Takeda Ryu"?
"I'm sure DNBK checks credentials and can sniff out a fake."
The simple answer is....not necessarily!
Don't confuse the modern DNBK with the organization that existed prior to 1945 despite the grandiose claims on their website. The original DNBK was a govt supported institution disbanded by the Allied GHQ in 1945. Many years later a new private organization using the same name was created. I know several individuals who joined the DNBK without providing any documentation to support their claims.
Toby Threadgill / TSYR