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Old 02-26-2003, 11:58 AM   #3
Rolf Granlund
Dojo: Shinsuikan/Genoa, Ohio
Location: Toledo, OH
Join Date: Jul 2002
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Although I am just a beginner, I have thought about this before. In my eyes folding your teacher's hakama is less about any type of subservience and more about a sign of respect and gratitude. Respect for the path the teacher had to take to learn what he has and gratitude for consenting to teach you.

IMHO, allowing someone to do something for you can also be an act of humility.

With Respect,
Rolf Granlund
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