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Old 11-27-2003, 02:32 AM   #6
Jeff Tibbetts
Dojo: Cedar River Aikikai
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 142
As far as bowing to a picture... I know some people have told me that they just thought it was corny. Sometimes we have to remember that a lot of other people find what we do anachronistic and/or just plain strange. It doesn't always have to be a religious thing. In this case, it sounds like it could be, but I can imagine that anyone bowing to a picture in any setting may be corny to some people. Would you find it odd if someone studying architecture bowed to a picture of Frank Lloyd Wright? Okay, it's a totally different culture... just a lame example. I think you all get my point. I think it's a valuable part of class, but it has meaning to people who do Aikido.

If the Nightingale doesn't sing-
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