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Old 10-02-2010, 09:35 PM   #112
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Re: To bow or not to bow

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Christopher Li wrote: View Post
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.
To point out the obvious, "in the States" is not the same as "in his dojo".
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