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Old 05-15-2004, 10:12 PM   #2
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Dojo: aikido of shreveport
Location: Shreveport, Lousiana
Join Date: Jun 2002
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Re: Dedication of Kamiza

this once happened in our school, it was simply the Shinto ritual of clapping three times and bowing, but repeated three times. it was performed by the visiting Godan, who had traveled quite extensively and who actually had brought the kamiza which he offered as a gift to our school. we have always been grateful and to this day we continue the shorter shinto ritual with three claps and rei but only once , in the beginning of class and once in the closing. we often do add incense to the current kamiza were we also have a pagoda and a fountain, IE elemental representations.

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