Ubaldo Alcantara (Kami) wrote:
KAMI : I believe it might have been in Stanley Pranin's, THE AIKI NEWS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AIKIDO and it refers to the first set of KSR and Aikijo.
As to the 63rd headmaster, cited by Chris, I'm worried because the most ancient ryu in Japan (except some dubious schools), with more than 400 years of history, are just up to the 30th headmaster. I guess I'll have to take a look in my books tomorrow...
All I know is that in "Aikido Ichiro" K. Ueshiba specifically states that he was ordered by his father to train with the 63rd headmaster of Kashima Shinto Ryu. The actual training took place at the Kobukan led by three shihan dispatched by the headmaster who went to the Kobukan after teaching their class at the Kodokan.
At that time, in addition to Aikido there was also a Kendo section at the Kobukan.