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Old 02-25-2008, 01:07 PM   #2
Dojo: Dale City Aikikai
Location: VA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 394
Re: Bowing in aikido

Bowing has a lot to do about manners. You bow before you practice a technique to show that you are ready to begin. You bow after finishing the technique to say thank you for your time, help, and patience. Other arts have their own way of doing this as well. While watching a BJJ class, I noticed that they always slapped hands as their sign of showing that they are ready to roll. No matter which art you practice, there will be some form bowing going on.