I am someone who travels to Japan once or twice a year, for 1-2 weeks at a time. I'm interested in learning more about classical Japanese martial arts, and find myself very drawn to the embu by koryu ryu-ha I have seen which incorporate armed and unarmed techniques. I have a respectable profession, an education, a stable family life and all of the other things which Mr. Dave Lowry mentions in one of his articles on Koryu. I would be considered a conservative, in many respects, in the west. However, I am also heavily tattooed and this is one of my reasons for regularly visiting Japan: I am in the process of completing a donburi-style body suit. I fully appreciate some of the cultural connotations which tattoos have in Japan. I cover up fully when I visit. I'm also aware that many koryu or Japanese martial arts schools in general may refuse training to a tattooed westerner. But nevertheless, I want to ask:- Is anyone aware of any koryu or kobudo groups which do not care whether or not trainees have tattoos, for one reason or another?