Common theme, new twist for me at least.

Visited a local Judo class last night. Exploring a class for my teen aged boys. Very small group but in general liked most of what I saw. Attentive, friendly, focused. Not militant, yet nobody lounging around. To quote children's storys " was jusssssssst right..."

Want to do a quick background check on the senior teacher. The internet seaches showed almost literally nothing about the gentleman. The single grain of information I found, (if right) should make him pretty prominant within North Eastern US Judo circles...

I want to be careful before committing more time, more effort or certainly any money. Where do you look for confirmation re: background on Judo teachers when you are confirming their claims of training and rank(ing)?

Where do you look specifically for this re: the art of the "Gentle Way"???