Types of Bows
Different martial art styles use different types of bows. The following describes some martial art standing and kneeling bows.
Procedure for a seated bow depends on the situation and/or status of person receiving the bow. While seated at attention, hands lay flat on upper thighs. When seated relaxed, hands either lay flat on upper thighs or folded. The angle of bowing and the spacing between the hands will differ according to whether the person receiving the bow is junior, equal, or senior to you. With seated bows, the hands should slide directly forward to the front of the knees.