Re: Bokken etiquette
It really depends on what your dojo/teacher teaches. I've seen pretty much all combinations of how to bow to the kamiza (and to other people) with the bokuto -- in front of you, on the right side, on the left side, with the blade facing out, with the blade facing in, and so on. It all really depends upon the "tradition" set down where you train. Best to ask your senior instructor and proceed with his advice.