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Old 08-27-2009, 05:08 PM   #13
Rob Watson
Location: CA
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 697
Re: Objecting to "Traditional Respect"

I bow deeply giving thanks to the legacy handed down by my teacher. I bow deeply to my fellow dojo members and give thanks for offering their bodies up for my training. I bow deeply to others when visiting to give thanks for allowing me to participate.

If someone wants to take the opportunity to jump on my neck ...I offer deep thanks for more training.

'Miles to go before I sleep ...'

I already know I'm arrogant so no need to remind me.

If ever I find myself in a combat situation with life and death in the balance I'll save the bowing for later giving deep thanks to my teacher.

"In my opinion, the time of spreading aikido to the world is finished; now we have to focus on quality." Yamada Yoshimitsu

Ultracrepidarianism ... don't.
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