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Old 07-29-2009, 10:11 AM   #5
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Re: Objecting to "Traditional Respect"

I don't think the rei is an act of worship. I believe it to be a sign of respect. You are saying you are thankful for the opportunity to train with your sensei or partner. Actually, I believe the word rei in Japanese actually means respect, but I could be wrong here.

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