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Old 08-04-2004, 04:49 AM   #32
JoHo
Dojo: Shobukan Wien
Location: Wien
Join Date: Sep 2002
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Re: When you bow do you worship or just...

Worship
Is the activity of worshiping
.. of ancestors (very common in Japan, Korea and so on)
.. of yourself
.. of planets or stars
and so on
bowing - bending
the head
the body
the knee
as a sign of reverence or submission or shame
in Aikido it is the respect to O´Sensei
personally i´m a strong believer but i does not have any problem to bow down and show my respect to O´Sensei and my Sensei at the beginning and on the end of each Aikido class.

regards
Horst
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