Should be interesting to discuss.
Something of interest here
Kanbun Sensei did teach women. He taught his daughters how to defend
themselves in a very short time, but there was one woman in particular who
attended for years -- who was a terror to the men
there (to Kanbun Sensei's delight!). Since all the female students faded
into the obscurity expected of women in a male-oriented society, they are
not much spoken of, if at all. Best to just say Kanbun Sensei did not teach
women at all, than face the embarrassment of telling that the women were
sometimes stronger than the men.
Toyama Sensei's own daughter was trained in much the same fashion by her
father, and I have to admit I don't know many men stronger or tougher than
she is! Next time out, I'll introduce her, you'll be "wide-eyed and
surprised"! Sensei easily breaks baseball bats over her arms and legs, etc.
and I have yet to meet a man who can stand up to her kicks.