I dont want this to degrade into a melee, but posting credentials is important. It keeps crackpots from springing up claiming to be Martial Art teachers when they dont have the background or authority to open a dojo/training hall. That is just a general statement not direct at anyone in particular.
When I go to train at a dojo, I want to know the background of the teacher. Who were his teachers? How long have they been studying? How long have they been at this particular location? Who presented him with his rank?
This isnt personal attack. Its a search for answers to basic and honest questions.