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Old 08-26-2009, 01:59 PM   #11
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Re: Objecting to "Traditional Respect"

Hiroaki Izumi wrote: View Post
From another perspective, I see the Rei as body positioning in getting ready for combat. You want to get your hands down to the ground to help you spring up quickly. In our standing Rei, the body angle in the Rei should be the appropriate angle for getting into a good Hanmi position and be ready to attack. So I look at the Rei not only as a courtesy but also as preparation for combat.

So you guys you are doing combat in your aikido class?


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