The Way to Japan
The Maru Dojo has been a sanctioned dojo of the America Ju-Jitsu Association since 1987. All AJA dojos are owned and run by AJA certified black belts who have earned their instructor's certificates. The American Ju-Jitsu Association is internationally recognized by the Nippon Seibukan in Japan, the European Jujitsu Union, and by the United States as a governing body for Ju-Jitsu, developing as a reputable and credible organization. All certificates from Maru are recognized by the American Ju-Jitsu Association. Some schools do not have a large organization behind them, and many are not connected to their origin country. When selecting a school or dojo, this should not be used as a factor in making your decision. Some instructors learn their art from having it passed down through their family, and others take courses offered by recreation centers. These instructors are frequently as effective at teaching as those certified by larger organizations. Once you become a black belt you can join organizations with connections all over the world. You can also belong to more than one.
It was in the teachings of Sanzo Seki that there are no styles of Ju-Jitsu; there is only Ju-Jitsu. The differences are in terminology and/or sequence in which various parts of the art are taught