Re: Poll: Would you wear a hakama with its knee(s) patched in your aikido dojo?
I've found with both hakamas and gi pants that once the hole starts it will get bigger very rapidly. The hole in mine once doubled in size in one training session and I wasn't even playing that rough. Once it's big enough for your knee to start poking through it's a goner and you'll need either a very large patch (good job Bujin!) or a new hakama.