Kendo Basics Series: How to Bow in the Sitting Position (zarei)

006-yoiutube-snap-sitting-bowIn this kendo instruction video, you learn how to bow in the sitting position (zarei).

If you just lower your head, you might be doing it wrong. There are certain points you should pay attention to.

For example, you should know where your hands should be placed when bowing and its reason will give you an “aha!” moment.

Some points for you to execute a good zarei

  • Keep the back straight
  • Do not go all the way down to the floor
  • Keep the butt down i.e. do not lift the butt up when bowing

Please watch the video below and join the Free Online Kendo Basics Course for more instructions.

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