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Old 03-05-2006, 09:06 AM   #3
Dirk Hanss
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Dojo: Aikidoschule Trier
Location: Merzkirchen
Join Date: Jul 2005
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Re: bowing during testing

We do not reverse.
It is strong hierarchy. Always Shomen (mostly with picture of O Sensei) first, then the tester - caution! Do not bow on being called, but only when the tester (snsei) starts bowing - he might not be prepared. And finally your partner.

The other explanation is, that the end of something is never the end, but the beginning of something else - so why reverse?

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