October 24, 2016

Gennady Golovkins Bow

After every fight that he wins, and he only wins, the awesome Kazakh middleweight boxer Gennady Golvkin does a strange bow with one hand on hip the other to his chest. The New Yorker describes his bow as "dainty, ballet inspired." In the past he only bowed once. These days he does it to all four sides of the ring even when, such as after the fight with Kell Brook in London, there are few of his own fans in the arena.

The Japanese are fond of bowing too. I think that it encourages the bower to feel humble, believe that people who love him are watching, and allows him to see his first person body view: the super-spectator.

Thumbnails from Google Image search fo Gennady Golovkin bow at reduced size. Please leave a comment if you would like me to remove this image or email via the email link on nihonbunka.com

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Posted by timtak at October 24, 2016 01:58 PM
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