"The generally authoritative *Bugei Ryuha Daijiten* lists Dr. Hatsumi as
the successor to the Kumogakure Ryu (listing 13 generations, with an
indeterminate number of successors between the founder, Iga Ienaga, and
Toda Nobufusa), the Kuki Shinden Happo Ryu (28th generation), the Gyokko
Ryu (listing 30 soke preceeding him), the Koto Ryu (18th generation) , the
Shinden Fudo Ryu (25 generations, although this would take the school back
to the mid-11th century, at least 400 years earlier than any any historian
accepts the existance of any bugei ryuha), and one of 2 successors to the
Gikan Ryu. The ryuha geneologies recorded in this dictionary, however,
are mostly transcribed directly from records of the schools themselves,
with little or no attempt at independent verification (which is nearly
impossible in most cases anyway--for *any* classical martial art
There is no listing at all for the Togakure Ryu; there are a number of
Gyokushin Ryu listings, but none specifically identified as ninpo schools
and none that list Dr. Hatsumi as a succesor; and several Takagi Ryus, but
no Takagi Yoshin Ryu and no Takagi Ryu listing Dr. Hatsumi.
The term "koppojutsu," is by the way, an odd one. I can't find it in any
dictionary. "Koppo" by itself means "bone art", which would make the
"jutsu" part redundant--"the art of bone art."
This is important because Phil has a close association with the Bujinkan online. Phil and I had a disagreement over an online argument he made that because someone is out of shape they should not be told they can't defend themselves. After all no one would tell a little old woman she couldn't defend herself, because she is old. Well I pointed out that a fat person could always lose weight and an out of shape person could always exercise to get into shape but an old woman can't become younger. And from there, how dare I insult the great Phil Elmore...
Then came my address of a closer quarters shooting stance, the concept is similar to what is described below and was taught to me as something done in anticipation of extreme close range conflict. Again it had to b Phil's way or no way at all...
And why is all this done? Because I disagree with Phil Elmore. In 2010 Phil Elmore even called me a "fraud & child molester" (well before I was charged with possession of child porn in 2012 and it was dismissed in 2013, due to lack of evidence. This of course leaves an interesting question about how someone can be charged with possession but evidence of possession can not be found) and called in the FBI on Ashida Kim and myself claiming we planned terroristic threats against himself.
Phil Elmore's apology on Ashida Kim's old forum... the result of being punked into committing a felony and getting caught. There is so much to weed through on all the evidence we gathered.
And of course we halted legal proceedings against him, let Phil have a pass. You see Phil though all this information was gone, taken when we police took my computers. But, it has resurfaced so if the police took all the evidence against Phil and my computers it leave only one question to really ask. When did I get it all back & does this mean I'm going to filed suit against Phil? Or just rub it into his nose about how he got beat by a "fake ninja." You can read more about how I punked Phil Elmore in Never Back Down: The True Story Behind Sensei Ron Collins which demonstrates why Phil and Patrick are adamant to slander my name and discourage others from reading this book. This is also why Phil Elmore tried to have the publication of Never Back Down stopped... he never did.