There is an old saying in budo circles, that "Budo begins and ends with rei." Rei is usually translated as bow or courtesy or etiquette, but is that what it really means? When I start unpacking this simple phrase, I find a lot more to it than just bowing at the beginning and end of practice. I ended up writing this blog post about it.
What do you think? Is it more than just etiquette, or am I barmy from being dropped on my head at the dojo too many times.