I know i have asked this question before but id like to find a legit aikijutsu school in chicago i found one the gorin no dojo www.chicagobudokai.com but im not to sure about it. some people have said it looks fishy and no one could tell me anything about Yamate-ryu.
I first came in contact with the term Yamate ryu through the writings of Bernie Lau an aikidoist who later trained with local aikijujutsu practitioners such as Lovret and Ibarra (and I believe Angier). Probably this practitioner has some connection to one of these people. It is a pretty generic sounding term. I think that all those people teach real waza but as for there lineage etc. I'll leave that up to people who know them better.