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Old 10-02-2010, 09:28 PM   #111
Chris Li
 
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Re: To bow or not to bow

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Maggie Schill wrote: View Post
I couldn't care less if anyone else bows...though I stand by my statement that we must be respectful in the presence of our shihan if we wish to make Aikido more than a weekend hobby.
But does being respectful require a bow? If I meet Yamada in the United States and he bows instead of shaking hands should I be offended? After all this is the United States, not Japan.

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Chris

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