Thread: Uchi Deshi?
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Old 10-31-2005, 02:34 AM   #20
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Re: Uchi Deshi?

And then comes the can of worms as to who was actually an uchideshi. Apparently Ueshiba K. said there were no post war uchideshi and I suppose by that he included Saito M.. Shioda G. wasn't, Tomiki K. wasn't (some argue that he was at Ayabe some say never), Mochizuki wasn't. All of these men were definately deshi - personal apprentice to Ueshiba M. That I think is the key rather then where exactly they lived.

Hey I've got a question - who of the uchideshi by Ueshiba K.'s definition (not post war) nears the prominance of the above men. Perhaps a little vacation from the old guy during their tenure was the true key. <------ a bit tonge in cheek.

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