If I had not been terribly interested in the art, bowing to a picture would probably had this reppellant effect on me too. No, I do not have a problem with it, never had. But if it was my first impression of the activity, I might not had been interested enough to fins out what it stands for in context.
Btw, my university dojo practise in the house of the student's association. We were the first martial arts related activity in the house, now there is also a karate club. We did a little demo when we started, and quite a few people were put off by the bowing to a picture - this in a pretty secularized country.
Last edited by Hanna B : 11-29-2003 at 03:31 PM.