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02-29-2004, 12:01 AM
AikiWeb Poll for the week of February 29, 2004:

Do you wear underwear underneath your aikido dogi?

I don't do aikido
Yes
No


Here are the current results (http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=209).

Roger C. Marks
02-29-2004, 04:21 AM
Is it true that the keikogi is considered underwear? My Japanese contacts don't agree on this point, does anybody out there have a definitive answer? I have known this 'underwear' theory been used as the reason to wear hakama because it is rather silly doing the do in your underwear.

shihonage
02-29-2004, 04:28 AM
This is a weird poll.

Nick P.
02-29-2004, 06:51 AM
I'm sure someone with more information will correct me, be I was under the impression that hakama are pants, making the dogi underneath in effect underwear.

Is there not a story out there about O-Sensei scolding someone for attempting to bow-in without a hakama commenting something like "Put on some pants!" ?

And so far I think I am the only one who answered "No"....

Doka
02-29-2004, 10:51 AM
Did you vote that just to be different, Nick?

The image!!! Arrggg!!! :freaky:

I do wear underwear, but not Gi pants.

Oh I wear a hakama though! :D

mj
02-29-2004, 03:18 PM
Let's not discuss the 'specifics' of the underwear, thx :)

Nick P.
02-29-2004, 06:15 PM
y'know,

for 151 people who responded, there are few posts.

;)

Nick P.
02-29-2004, 06:16 PM
Oooh! I know!

For those who do wear underwear, do they wear:

1- Briefs (both ladies and men)

2- Boxer's

3- Thong

4- The other gender's unmentionables.

(Sorry, really couldn't resist!)

SteveTrinkle
02-29-2004, 06:50 PM
I don't wear actual underwear beneath my dogi, but I do wear a tasteful black lace garter belt. Does that count?

stuartjvnorton
02-29-2004, 08:12 PM
Oooh! I know!

For those who do wear underwear, do they wear:

1- Briefs (both ladies and men)

2- Boxer's

3- Thong

4- The other gender's unmentionables.

(Sorry, really couldn't resist!)
Definitely 1.

Containment is the name of the game in reducing the chance of the dreaded "flat bag" (there's your Aussie slang lesson for the day, folks).

One crooked landing can end a dynasty...

(Quite alright Nick: I couldn't resist either lol)

jducusin
02-29-2004, 08:18 PM
I don't wear actual underwear beneath my dogi, but I do wear a tasteful black lace garter belt. Does that count?
A garter belt...to hold up WHAT exactly?! Kneepads? :D

PeterR
02-29-2004, 08:56 PM
The first and last time I went regimental I got stepped on.

I avoid boxers for the same reason.

stuartjvnorton
02-29-2004, 09:06 PM
The first and last time I went regimental I got stepped on.

I avoid boxers for the same reason.
Stepped on?? My eyes watered just reading that. 8-(

Bronson
02-29-2004, 11:43 PM
I know of two people for sure who go "freestyle". One of them used to do judo that way too :freaky:

Oh and I go for the boxer briefs. All the support none of the "bunching".

Bronson

jk
03-01-2004, 02:23 AM
I used to wear compression shorts, but now make do with running shorts; the liners provide a modicum of support. The garter belt sounds tempting, although if I go that way, I'd go for the full-blown merry widow corset and thong...

Kevin Masters
03-01-2004, 07:16 AM
I had to check my calendar to be sure this was March 1st and not April.

Heh.

I wear Scooby-Doo pajayma bottoms!

:D

Seriously though. Without going into specifics I would agree that proper undergarment selection is important to limiting discomfort and distraction to my practice.

Merry Widow corset?! Yikes. I'm imagining Dr. Frankenfurter practicing in my dojo now.

NO HIGH HEELS ON THE MAT!!!

cbrf4zr2
03-01-2004, 07:44 AM
I just need to know who voted "No" so that I NEVER visit those Dojos. :confused:

DarkShodan
03-01-2004, 09:28 AM
I most definitely wear some sort of underwear, and usually some sort of athletic supporter. Makes the hard falls a little more bearable.

As Cosmo Kramer would say.....

"My boys need a house."

AsimHanif
03-01-2004, 10:04 AM
I wear undershirts depending on if I left my gi jacket in the trunk during winter:-) I'm sure most people have had that experience unless you live in a warm climate all year round.

I also like to wear my running tights under my gi pants. They warm my muscles quickly and give me great support as well as a little extra padding.

Doka
03-01-2004, 12:03 PM
LYCRA!

BC
03-01-2004, 12:05 PM
Power ranger tighty whiteys!

This thread makes me want to sing the "Lumberjack Song."

William Westdyke
03-01-2004, 02:14 PM
This is by far the most disturbing forum I've ever read. This is supposed to be one of those thing you get by following examples. If all the Dan Ranks are doing it... well it's probably a good idea.

William

Oh yeah... definitely briefs.

Ron Tisdale
03-01-2004, 02:40 PM
Briefs. Mens' Briefs. 'Nough said.

Ron (waves at Steven, trying not to notice the garter belt [which is hopefully stevenese for a knee brace]) :)

Ted Marr
03-01-2004, 02:46 PM
Definitely all about the briefs. I shunned them before starting martial arts, but I don't understand how any male could do otherwise. Much like women going without a sports bra. It's the next best thing to the best possible solution, which would be to have modular anatomy. Full corset ensemble with garter belts not reccommended. I played Dr. Frank-n-furter a couple of times in college, trust me, it's just a bad idea to try any kind of movement in that getup. But I think that's quite enough purple prose posted about this poll. Time for a new subject Jun!

markwalsh
03-01-2004, 05:56 PM
I find that Koshi nage is a particular Tchaikovsky in boxers. Hell, all aikidoka are into S and M anyway.

Has anyone met those people who wear hakama but no gi bottoms? Errrmmm...

Aleksey saying its a weird poll? Pot calling the kettle hash?

Mark

x

indomaresa
03-02-2004, 11:20 AM
funny thread

L. Camejo
03-02-2004, 12:07 PM
Hmm, Aikido in Commando mode.... interesting concept.

Does give a new meaning to the term "ki extension", especially for bear hug syle Ushiro attacks.:p

I knew there was a reason we were letting the girls train:p.

(Bad mojo jojo):)

L.C.:ai::ki:

aikidoc
03-02-2004, 04:53 PM
Hmmm. Gives new meaning to slapping out of a fall.

Doka
03-02-2004, 06:08 PM
Has anyone met those people who wear hakama but no gi bottoms? Errrmmm...
Errr, that's me!!! I wear snug lycra boxers! :blush:

At least that keeps him in!!!

Ron,

Briefs? How can you stand the mid-ukemi wedgey?

:freaky:

Ron Tisdale
03-03-2004, 06:39 AM
Ron,

Briefs? How can you stand the mid-ukemi wedgey?
Hmmm, I never get that...must have 'buns of steel'... :)

Ron (I know, I know, too much information)

Steven
03-03-2004, 10:31 AM
Steven notes the lack of participation from our female members .... Probably a good thing.

to answer the question, yes!

Doka
03-03-2004, 02:49 PM
Is wearing no underwear under your Gi called going Samurai?

Michael Neal
03-04-2004, 08:48 AM
If anyone else but Jun had asked this question they would have been banned immediately. :)

You must try underarmor boxer/briefs by the way, very silky smooth for no abrasion, they breath well and have good support.

DarkShodan
03-06-2004, 10:37 AM
TRUE STORY: I went to a seminar in California three years ago, Saito Sensei was supposed to be there but canceled after 9/11. Anyway, there was a lady from Australia, and as far as I could tell she was wearing nothing under her hakama. How do I know? I worked with her several times. Her Gi top was a little short so there was plenty of skin in the gaps of her hakama when she took ukemi. Definitely no pants to speak of. She may have worn a thong, but did I mention there was a lot of skin showing off her hips? Which brings us to the next series of questions...

Is it women most likely not to wear underwear, or just Australian's?

Qatana
03-06-2004, 03:34 PM
Of course not. We war neither underwear or gi pants in the dojo. How else could we keep you big strong men off-balance?

kung fu hamster
03-15-2004, 01:17 PM
Of course not. We war neither underwear or gi pants in the dojo. How else could we keep you big strong men off-balance?
How awkward for the kyu ranks!

Qatana
03-15-2004, 02:16 PM
I don't dare...

Doka
03-15-2004, 03:53 PM
And which dojo is it that you girls train nude from the waist down?????

:p

Qatana
03-15-2004, 04:35 PM
Dude i am ALways nude under my underwear.

Jeanne Shepard
03-15-2004, 06:52 PM
LOL!!!!!

We need more threads like this one...

Jeanne

kung fu hamster
03-16-2004, 08:39 AM
And which dojo is it that you girls train nude from the waist down?????

:p
I suppose Jun’s next poll will be, “Do you ever experience ‘tent problems’ with your hakama?”.

DarkShodan
03-16-2004, 09:04 AM
We should start an Aikido Commando Club.

For the sake of this post I will go commando this week at practice and post my experience on Friday!

Wish me luck.

:blush:

Doka
03-16-2004, 12:06 PM
You mean going Samurai!

:D

jk
03-16-2004, 08:06 PM
I suppose Jun’s next poll will be, “Do you ever experience ‘tent problems’ with your hakama?”.
Wish I could say "yes," but I'm not a hormone-addled adolescent anymore...my main problem now is gas.