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Old 02-15-2012, 03:43 PM   #2
Chris Li
 
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Re: Reigo Sa Ho, an Aiki Perspective Revisited

I've spoken to a few uchi-deshi of the Founder about this - a person who couldn't bow for religious reasons. Basically, they just looked at me as if I were a little nuts to imagine that this would be a problem. No one I ever spoke to in Japan ever seemed very concerned about it.

I have gotten a lot of resistance on the same issue...from American instructors in the US.

Funny how things get turned around...

That holds true for other things as well, the most fanatic enforcers of etiquette at Hombu and other dojo in Japan were, in my experience, the non-Japanese.

Best,

Chris

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