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Old 04-20-2005, 10:26 PM   #56
Dojo: Aikido of Norfolk/ Aikido Society of Memphis
Location: Norfolk, VA
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 155
Re: Hakama for non-yudansha

Funny you should mention ankles. In the old days of Joshi Judo (Women's Judo) the pants legs had to be pegged so that there would be no shameful exposure of the calf.

Look at the pictures at to compare the man's pants with the woman's.

We won't even go into the white stripe down the center of the belt to denote that they were, you know, women.

Jim Baker
Aikido of Norfolk
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