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Old 09-30-2005, 06:40 PM   #13
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Dojo: Aikido of San Leandro
Location: Oakland, Ca
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 209
Re: Reactions from strangers?

I've gotten parents taking their kids aside on my way back to BART. "That boy is wearing a dress (hakama, it's for iaido). You don't want to be like that." Unless it's the one time I forgot to remove my blade after leaving class. "Woah, look! It's a real life samurai!" Good thing I didn't meet up with police! Never been called "ninja", but we were do ing some weapons in the park and got some strange looks.

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