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Why do we bow when getting on the mat?

Each time any student or instructor goes on or off the mat they bow their head. I’ve seen it done at every martial arts school, and it’s done whether you’re getting on the mat to work or just crossing to the other side. The head bow is a tradition across schools and styles. But why do we bow our heads? Well, let’s start with what it’s not. It has nothing to do with any kind of Eastern … Read entire article »

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