Originally posted by Arianah
What are the reasons for not having everyone wearing hakama? . . . Although, I do like the concept of working for it.
Some believe that a teacher should be able to see the beginners legs without the hakama in order to correct mistakes. Then the hakama becomes an indication of ability to move at least your feet in a somewhat correct way.
Many think that there is no need to spend a small fortune - before you know you are serious about Aikido.
Next let's decide how much one should practice in order to prove dedication ...