Are the schools that emphasize ninjutsu koryu bujutsu?
This is a hotly contested debate with members on both sides presenting convincing arguments for their position. Much of this debate stems from an article featured on Koryu.com which highlights their opinion regarding ninjutsu. The purveyors of Koryu.com take the position that the three remaining ninjutsu ryuha under the headmastership of Masaaki Hatsumi do not fall into their definition of koryu and therefore not considered a true koryu. They are well within their rights to have that opinion. Considering some of the tactless, tasteless, and ill-informed letters they have received from members of organizations encompassing ninjutsu teachings, the rampant proliferation of ninjutsu frauds whose claim to lineage stems from un-named dubious sources, and the dissemination of misinformed, and in most cases, flagrantly inaccurate publications, it’s any wonder why they would invest the time and resources to research the validity of anything labeled ninjutsu.’ Dr. Hatsumi has, and continues to a