We've seen on here a number of times discussions about why people feel the need to break off and do their own thing. This is usually accompanied with assumptions that they didn't get what was being taught, but let's face it some high ranking people have gone it alone, Tanemura sensei and Manaka to name the extreme. If Hatsumi hadn't been named the next Soke would he have been content as an instructor in someone elses org? I'm interested to hear from these guys. What are the basic principles of your training? What is your background? Grade? Previous org? Why did you decide to go it alone? Garth had provided info on Hikendo in another thread, I know Peter Brown has been fairly successful in his Shinobi Kai spin off, Sandstorm:RS has just introduced MCNS, any others? I think it's worth pointing out that this isn't intended as an opportunity to flame these people, it's about learning a bit more. If anyone disagrees so strongly with branching off on your own that they can't post anything constructive please go to another thread!