The bow is perhaps one of the most misunderstood traditions in martial arts. Many people may think of it as a religious affiliation or as a sign of a master-slave type relationship between an instructor and his or her student. This interpretation is false. Instead, the bow is done to show humility and is used to express a lack of arrogance. In addition, it serves as a sign of mutual respect between teachers and students and between practitioners and opponents. If you were to compare the Asian bow to a Western tradition, it would most closely represent the handshake. Courtesy of LOTUS Martial Arts
Blessed are the Meek for they will inherit the Earth. The Beatitudes
Anyone who would call themselves a Master must be the greatest Servant of All! Jesus of Nazareth
Obama bowed! That's what they were commentating on this passed weekend. "It's beneath Presidential dignity!"
Why? Because no American President has ever done this in memory?
In rebuttal to the charge that it's beneath Presidential dignity I would like to interject that Barack Obama is no Ordinary American President!
There has never been a American Black President! Never! So everything that Obama does is going to be a first! Everything Obama does will have a lasting effect for years to come!
Now, as to that Presidential dignity thing.... Bush Jr. Didn't add alot of that to the office. He held congress, the constitution, the Bill of Rights, The United Nations and so on in open contempt! The rest of the World's rights, opinions be Damned cause God (IAM) made him President!
No, even though America may be a Super Power it won't hurt America for its head of state to practice humility and be Meek.
Seems to me another Chief was all about meekness......What was his name again???
Oh Yeah, Jesus!
BE Careful! BE Mindful! BE Prayerful!