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Old 01-15-2002, 08:08 PM   #11
Erik
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Originally posted by Chris Li
True, but Saotome was an uchi-deshi at the time, and would have been held to a much different standard than the average Aikido-dude. Certainly there were people training with M. Ueshiba without hakama - somewhere there's a film of a young Moriteru Ueshiba training with no hakama at Iwama, no less.
Maybe! One of the Aikido Journal tapes I have shows him leading a class on a roof top, I think, and no one but O'Sensei and his uke were wearing hakama.

I would agree that it's not that big of a deal.
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