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Old 01-21-2014, 12:04 PM   #2
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,236
Re: Examination Bowing Etiquette

The test candidate is called out and responds with "Hai".

He moves to the center of the shomen and bows, then turns and bows to the test committee.

He slides slightly off-center of the shomen and faces it.

A test partner is called out and takes seiza facing the shomen.

The test candidate bows and the partner bows at the same time.

The two turn towards one another and bow.

At the completion of the test, the partner is excused from the mat and leaves after bowing to the candidate.

The test candidate bows to the shomen, turns and bows to the test committee and excused.

"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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