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Old 10-03-2010, 09:07 AM   #122
Carsten Möllering
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Re: To bow or not to bow

Alejandro Villanueva wrote: View Post
Not in my book.
May I ask you, who is your shihan?

How do you define "rei" as "bowing"?
Isn't it - besides other meanings - just the Japanese word for bowing?
Isn't it the Japanese word for etiquette? (Which again means bowing a lot?)

Do you mean Muslims do not know "rei" as "courtesy"?
The muslims I know do so.

But in a dojo rei is not defined by muslim or christian interpretations, but by the Japanese (= aikido) meanings of words.
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