Peter A Goldsbury (Peter Goldsbury) wrote:
Doshu told me that he himself had no uchi-deshi at all and that the Founder had no uchi-deshi after World War II.
Could you comment on this a little more? I have heard this in more recent years at Honbu, meaning that the young men living and working at Honbu are not uchideshi but are referred to as shidouin, etc. However, the shihan who lived at Honbu after WWII while the founder was alive commonly use the word uchideshi to describe themselves. Is there any evidence to indicate how the founder thought about these trainees?