Christopher Li (Chris Li) wrote:
According to his own words in "Aikido Ichiro", K. Ueshiba was ordered by his father to study Kashima Shinto Ryu with the 63rd headmaster of the ryu. According to Meik Skoss M. Ueshiba made keppan (blood seal) with Kashima Shinto Ryu, but didn't actually train there, sending some of his students to train instead.
KAMI : Hi, Chris!
I don't know if he was the 63rd headmaster of KSR but Ueshiba didn't send any of his students to him.
According to S.Pranin, the headmaster sent 3 of his instructors to the Kobukan, where Kisshomaru and a few others engaged in training for some years.
Curiously, Ueshiba Morihei Okina made the keppan with the school but NEVER trained. One wonders if he just observed or if he trained, after hours, with Kisshomaru.