Steven Miranda wrote:
Depends on the Yoshinkan dojo and the customs they follow. However none that I have come across bow to shomen (O'Sensei or Shioda Kancho). Usually, you bow to the testing instructor, then your partner. You reverse that at the end. I'm sure other schools may do something different.
My dojo is Chudokai Yoshinkan, and we bow Shomen(O'Sensei), testing panal, partner when bow in, then we bow out with partner, then bow out with testing panal, then we give last respects to O'Sensei by bowing to the Shomen, but as others have said this can change from dojo to dojo even with-in our affiliated dojos