Thread: Sensei?
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:42 PM   #67
Basia Halliop
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 711
Re: Sensei?

Both of the dojo I train at stopped putting anything kind of shrine or kamidana in the kamiza area just to eliminate any potential issues. One has an American flag, the other has a chalk board.
Personally I'd find it far far more creepy to bow to a political symbol than to a photo (especially in the context of a martial art where we are constantly bowing to other humans in a mutually respectful but totally non-worshiping way). I would not be comfortable bowing to a flag at all. YMMV.
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