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Old 02-26-2008, 06:42 AM   #16
Dojo: midwest aikido center
Location: chicago
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 347
Re: Bowing in aikido

hey manos, what drew you to aikido then? cool flips and throws? a good steven seagal movie (truthfully, that's what did it for me)?

any martial arts school, dojo, dojang you visit will have some sort of ritual bowing and set uniform. you can[t get away from it.

westerners shake hands. people from the east bow. europeans kiss. its all a sign of respect...dogs sniff each other's butts.

Last edited by ramenboy : 02-26-2008 at 06:46 AM.