I began martial arts training in Aikido at the age of 13. Since then I have competed in collegiate wrestling, practiced Wing Chun and Wudan Kung Fu, Systema, Chen style Tai Chi, and hold the rank of Sandan (third degree black belt) under Kancho Michael Eichenberg of Banzenkan Aiki NInjutsu. I still regularly train in Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu, and European Martial Arts as well as sparring with partners in Muay Tai, Judo, MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, If you never train outside your style/school you are doing yourself a disservice. The people in your school are the last people on earth you should worry about.
I don’t pretend to know it all, much less teach it. Still, our stuff is pretty great and a practical twist on a long tradition. I hope you like it. It’s taken me a lifetime to get it to where it’s at and I’m just getting warmed up.