Saturday afternoon I was at the pre-black belt test workout. The focus was self-defense, so we worked our sets for close to 2 hours.
At one point Hanshi (9th degree, head of our system and my karate grand-daddy) stopped to watch one of my sets.
Hanshi: That looked good!
Me: Thank you, Sir. And I curtsied. Curtsied!
Hanshi: Don’t curtsy when I compliment you!
Me: Sorry, Sir. Thank you, Sir! And I bowed, just like I was supposed to. 😉