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Old 11-20-2010, 09:50 PM   #1
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Dojo: Milwaukee Aikikai
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: Dec 2009
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Question Proper seiza rei with ken

At my last class, we had a sempai from another dojo teaching and he had us bow out without returning our bokkens to the rack (those who could remain were beginning a second class right away). I am vaguely aware that there are rules for where to place the ken on the floor and when and where to move it when bowing, but my training partners and I mostly just haphazardly tried to follow the example of the one or two who seemed to know what they were doing.

Can anyone enlighten me as to the proper way to perform a seiza rei with a sword?
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