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Jon S.
09-16-2001, 04:45 PM
Hi,

I'm new here and though I don't study Aikido because no one teaches near me, I hope to someday. I have studied Jujutsu for many years, and see many similarities.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone could provide me with any information about where I could find a black and white vertically striped hakama?

Thank you very much.

Jon:)

lt-rentaroo
09-16-2001, 09:00 PM
Hello,

Mugendo Budogu sells a specialty Hakama which appears to be black and white vertically striped. The web site address is
www.mugendobudogu.com (http://www.mugendobudogu.com)


The information on the site states that this Hakama is worn during the traditional sword dance known as "Kenbu". I hope this helps you out. Have a good day!

JJF
09-17-2001, 03:09 AM
You could also take a look at:

http://tozando.com/eng/iaido/hakama.html

Please note, that a Iaido hakama probably might not be good for aikido-practice since it is sometimes a 'slimmer'.

Another possibility would be to make one yourself if you can find a fabric of your liking. You can buy a pattern from
http://www.round-earth.com
and somewhere on this site you can find a few tips of how to alter the pattern to make it perfect for Aikido-purpose.

Hope this helps.

Marianne Crisp
09-17-2001, 10:55 AM
Hi, Jon. I have just such a hakama, satiny ivory at the top with self-coloured ties, shading gradually to black at the bottom, with very fine shiny vertical stripes. I have been told that it sounds like a "wedding-hakama" which makes it a man's garment, but I DON'T CARE 'cos it's beautiful! The interesting thing is that while it looks like a hakama but is effectively a skirt. I bought it at Kyoto Handicraft Centre about a year ago, in their 2nd-hand/Antique Kimono section, and they have a Website, so you might want to contact them. Good Luck !
Marianne Crisp, Shodan, UK

Jon S.
09-18-2001, 09:05 PM
Thank you for your responses, I'll check these sites out.

Jon