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Old 04-22-2005, 07:12 PM   #64
Bodhi
Join Date: Mar 2005
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Re: Hakama for non-yudansha

I think hakama looks good on a woman but should be shortened for a more kilt like appearance lol They also wouldnt be such a hassel when fighting from the ground. I recently worked with some Aikido people and used their hakamas to my advantage. It was easy when i would get them to the ground, kind of like how BJJ teaches you to use the Gi or other clothing to your advantage. IMHO, i think you should be training in clothes you might be found wearing in day to day life. Most martial cultures have always trained in what they wore. It wasnt until more modern times that some started using what was worn in the past, more for respect than anything, especially the Japanese.
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