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rei see: bowing
1. [Common Usage] bow
2. 'Veneration', 'Respect'. Before and after every contest or training session, Budoka must bow to one another and to their teacher. This bow is part of the Dojo etiquette and should be observed whenever martial arts training is taking place. This particular bow is one which is made according to the rules, as distinct from any form or style. It is call 'Ritsu-rei'. Different disceplines may use different expressions for this bow. It may be performed standing (Tachi-rei), kneeling with the fists placed on the ground and the forhead touching the ground (Za-rei) or sitting on the heels, the body inclined forward and the head straight (Hai-rei). See Rei-shiki.
3. (ray) A command to bow. Other expressions with rei are: Shomen ni rei (bow to the front); Sensei ni rei (bow to the teacher); and Otagai ni rei (bow to each other).
4. bow
10. A ceremonial bow.
reigi saho
1. [Common Usage] courtesy, manners; formal etiquette
3. (ray-gee-sa-hoh) "etiquette" The formal dojo customs and mannerisms indigenous to the Japanese martial arts and ways.
rei shiki
1. 'Ceremonial', 'Etiquette', as observed by certain traditional schools, of which the Ogasawara school is an existing example; they observe rigorous etiquette. Others have transformed certain ancient rules or adapted them according to the needs of their particular discipline. However, it must be said that all martial arts observe rules of etiquette, before, during and after competitions anad training. From the moment a student enters a Dojo, he or she is required to follow the current rules of good behaviour and etiquette, not only in respect of the Dojo, but also of the master and the other students. Rules concerning bowing and other marks of deference (Rei) are of primary importance, but rules or courtesy and mutual assistance are important also. This means that the Rei-shiki covers not just the accepted physical movements or ritual gestures but such qualities as modesty, compassion, concern for others and generosity. It is inconceivable that a martial art worthy of the name would be without this 'etiquette of the heart'.
1. [Common Usage] the first of three instructor ranks; usually a 6th Dan ranking is required, although this rank is technically independent of the kyu-dan ranking system
2. 'A person who has mastered him(her)self'. This is the title given to an 'expert', of the 4th to 6th Dan grade, and is necessary for anyone who wants to become an instructor.
3. (rehn'shee) "polished expert" A Japanese martial arts teacher who is a fifth- to sixth-degree black belt rank, although not all such black belts are awarded this title. Renshi is one of several titles that include tashi (expert), kyoshi (teacher grade), and hanshi (master). One attaining this title is usually an assistant to a kyoshi.
10. A title meaning master.
ritsu rei
1. [Common Usage] standing bow
2. [Aikido] A bow (Rei) made as part of the ritual, before and after a confrontation or training session. It is performed standing, feet together, with the body slightly inclined towars the person concerned.
3. (reet-suh-ray) "standing bow"
10. A standing salutation.
1. [Common Usage] two-handed
2. 'both hands'
ryote dori
1. [Aikido] to seize both hands or wrists of the opponent
3. (ryoh'tay doh'ree) "both hands seizure" The third judo technique of ju-no-kata. When sitting, it is the first technique of kime-no-kata; when standing, the ninth of kime-no-kata.
8. two-hand hold
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