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Old 05-10-2005, 03:25 AM   #14
Dojo: Roppongi Yoshinkan Aikido / Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
Location: Tokyo
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 571
Re: Please help me find a dojo in Melbourne!

In Yoshinkan its pretty rare for hakama to be worn except in official functions and demos. Instructors - including hombu dojo instructors - don't always wear them. Hakama hide the teaching of body movement, which is pretty important when showing people what to instead of hiking up the skirt everytime you want to show a point we don't wear 'em....

....more of a stylistic culture than a tradition...or maybe not. I don't know. But I can't stand 'em, so I guess I follow this tradition <wry grin>



Hiriki no yosei 3 - The kihon that makes your head ache instead of your legs
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