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Ulises Garcia
06-02-2005, 02:02 AM
Hello guys,

David Letterman does it every day, so why don't we do it the "Aikido way" (kind of redundant, I guess)? Let us try to complete a Top 10 List:

"Top 10 Reasons Why You Want To Wear a Hakama"

10.- They're the coolest thing in Aikido, besides the pony tail.
9.- Ripped your dogi pants in the last ukemi you took.
8.- You always thought you looked real good in a dress.
7.- You wanted to know what if felt like to trip and fall on your own pants in front of an audience.

:D

bkedelen
06-02-2005, 02:04 AM
Because you can think of no better use for your air raid curtains.

Paul Kerr
06-02-2005, 04:07 AM
Extreme freeballing.

DaveO
06-02-2005, 07:05 AM
Because it makes a good parachute for overly-enthusiastic ukemi practice. ;)

Hagen Seibert
06-02-2005, 12:25 PM
Because when youŽve become shihan youŽll always find a stupid deshi to fold it for you.

Hagen Seibert
06-02-2005, 12:28 PM
Only one generally accepted occasion for men to wear a skirt.

John Boswell
06-02-2005, 01:08 PM
Chics dig it ! :D

Ulises Garcia
06-02-2005, 03:03 PM
Chics dig it ! :D

That has got to be one of the best reasons...

Also,

Rank! Rank! Rank! :D

Drew Scott
06-02-2005, 04:10 PM
8 - Hides third leg.

malsmith
06-02-2005, 04:34 PM
because my sensei told me to!

Larry John
06-02-2005, 09:18 PM
See # 5 on Ulises' related thread.

Ok, the second number 5--the one about chaps.

stuartjvnorton
06-02-2005, 09:34 PM
Chics dig it ! :D

lol, you've been talking to my girlfriend! :cool:

malsmith
06-02-2005, 10:42 PM
"chics dig it"

:sorry: i think im missing something.

i think its a thing thats been implanted in my brain by our society, like a long time ago guys wore tight short shorts and their legs were always really exposed, (so people were used to seeing that) but nowadays guys wear long baggy clothes (so im not used to seeing that much of a guy), and then in the dojo when a guys huge hakama flys up, im not diggin it! (cause i dont wanna see that much :yuck: !!!!!)
i think its kinda grody! :rolleyes:

Lan Powers
06-02-2005, 11:44 PM
Big pants are where it's at, Bay-Bee!!
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:freaky:
Lan

RebeccaM
06-03-2005, 12:24 AM
It makes my rear look smaller.

JJF
06-03-2005, 02:38 AM
There mere fact that I know how to tie the damn thing creates awe among the newbies....

.... and it looks and feels sooooo cool - don'št know why - it just does..... ;)

malsmith
06-03-2005, 01:07 PM
wearing a hakama so often and so tightly has made my waist smaller!
(i seriously think it did!)

Master_Zwiefte
06-04-2005, 07:14 AM
because it hides the fact u dont have a black belt.
and because it looks way cooler then just some lame black belt alone like the others.

Hagen Seibert
06-05-2005, 03:48 PM
After training youŽll have an excuse folding it while the lower grades are carrying the mats ...

rogueenergy
06-05-2005, 09:35 PM
Only one generally accepted occasion for men to wear a skirt.
There's always kilts!!!! ;)

Jeanne Shepard
06-05-2005, 10:43 PM
I always did like to play dress-up.

Jeanne :D

batemanb
06-06-2005, 09:12 AM
Because big baggy flares are back in fashion, and this is th only way I'm ever gonna wear flares again.

batemanb
06-06-2005, 09:13 AM
Because apparently chic's dig 'em (shhh, don't tell my wife)

Larry John
06-06-2005, 09:48 AM
Because the extra layers of fabric make suwariwaza hurt a little less and help to keep my knees from sticking to the mats, especially when gi pants are soaked with sweat that was ... caused by heat buildup from all the extra fabric ...

ElizabethCastor
06-10-2005, 05:58 PM
* That lovely swishing noise!

* That Ginger-Rogers way that it flies out when doing any kind of tenkan turn.

* The way it makes your fall look all flashy

*Winter toe warmer

*The way a new hak will mark up any of your partners so you know who've you trained with :D

ElizabethCastor
06-10-2005, 06:00 PM
Oh yeah,
I forgot...

PLEATS!!! :p

Jory Boling
06-10-2005, 08:24 PM
So I can look like all those cool little Oscar Ratti/Adele Westbrook drawings.

Ulises Garcia
06-18-2005, 01:46 AM
Michael Gallagher just established that Aikido comes from Canada:

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?p=108894#post108894

:D

so evidently you want to wear a hakama to stay away from hypothermia :hypno:

Cheers, :)

U.