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Attention, Sit, Meditate, Bow, Ready Position: Ritualized Dojo Pattern or Character Training?

By Marvin Labbate




Attention, Sit, Meditate, Bow, Ready Position: Ritualized Dojo Pattern or Character Training?

Dressed in a uniform, students line up in a ready position, come to attention, sit, meditate, and bow. This ritualized pattern is performed at the beginning, during, and at the end of each class, but what does it mean? In this article, each element of the ritualized pattern will be discussed to provide a clear understanding of its original intent.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 20 No. 1 (2011): 12 pages.


 


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