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Old 08-06-2004, 02:30 PM   #5
Don_Modesto
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Re: Waka Sensei question

[quote=John BoswellI've heard that the 2nd Doshu, K. Ueshiba, was also refered to as "Waka Sensei."...What does "waka" mean in this regard?[/QUOTE]


"WAKA" means young. While Osensei was alive, Kisshomaru was the young'n. When he became Doshu, it was his son, the current Doshu. I'm betting HIS son, the 4th Doshu, is already affectionately being called WAKA as we speak.

Don J. Modesto
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