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Old 03-07-2006, 10:13 AM   #9
Eric Webber
Dojo: Aikido West Reading
Location: Reading, Pa
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 261
Re: Poll: Would you wear a hakama with its knee(s) patched in your aikido dojo?

Lynn Seiser wrote:
To regular practice, yes.
For seminars or ceremonies, no.

Also, I tend to wear out the hem of my hakama before anything else (helps me remember to keep my knees bent if I am brushing/dragging the hem on the mat), so while I may not have patches on the knees, I usually have a band around the bottom where the hem has been replaced. I do have one very faded hakama with both knees patched, the hem resewn, and the panels where the himo's tie around patched due to wearing through; generally gets some smiles.
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