The following text is excerpted from a discussion in progress on the Aikido Journal Forums:
“I think it should be mentioned that the term used would differ depending on whether the person was being addressed directly.
For example, if I were addressing the Second Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba, I would always call him ‘Sensei.’ However, if I were referring to him in the third person I would use Doshu.
I would therefore think that most people would have called O-Sensei simply ‘Sensei’ when addressing him directly and ‘O-Sensei’ or ‘Kaiso’ when referring to him in the third position.”
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