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Bowing - Respect in Martial Arts

"One of the first things anyone will notice when training karate is the custom of bowing, called 'REI'. The custom of bowing in karate is traced back to its origins, which includes both the fact that it originates in Japan and due to being a martial art with has a foundation in budo...Bowing is an integral part of Japanese culture which relies heavily on showing respect in the appropriate situations..."

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