David Skaggs wrote:
Is there anyone who claims to be deshi to Kisshomaru Doshu?
Well, I would think a few of the younger Hombu shihans might claim this. I am thinking of people like Hayato Osawa and Shoji Seki, who would have been rather young to have trained in the Hombu when O Sensei was active.
However, I have actually never met anyone who claims to be a deshi of Kisshomaru Doshu, or even the present Doshu (in the 'full' sense I had in mind when I wrote this column). I suspect that this is evidence that times have changed and people no longer see their training in such traditional terms.