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Old 11-28-2003, 01:45 PM   #20
aikidoc
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
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I too do not view the bowing as if I'm only bowing to a picture but rather showing my respect and appreciation to someone for developing an art I truly enjoy. Since he is deceased, it is impossible for me to express my appreciation formally. Instead, I have to express it symbolically.
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