To point out the obvious, "in the States" is not the same as "in his dojo".
And what if he
is in my
dojo? Anyway, we were talking about showing respect, in it's many forms.
For that matter, "respect" will vary from dojo to dojo, even within the Aikikai. The reiho at Iwama isn't the same as the reiho at Shingu, and neither is the same as the reiho at hombu. So much for the chaos that results from changing the "rules", I guess...