Student Guide

Practicing with Individuals or Groups

Bow when you start to practice with another person (either standing or sitting, depending on the art that you are about to practice). Bow when you finish. Sometimes we practice in a line or in a group. To start practice, the first person in the line and the head of the line bow to one another. Each person in the line will then practice the art with the head of the line (no additional bowing is necessary before each of these practices).


When the line has gone all the way around once then the head of the line bows to the person who replaces him (the first person they practiced with), who then replaces them as the head of the line. Practice continues in this fashion until each person has had an opportunity to be at the head of the line.