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Old 01-17-2002, 08:03 AM   #14
Location: Tulsa, OK
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 166
When in Rome...

As a mudansha who primarily trains in an ASU dojo, I have become accustomed to wearing hakama. It's pretty clear when I attend a seminar at or visit another school what the tradition is, and I follow the tradition of the school I am visiting. This weekend I will be attending a seminar at a USAF school and I won't be wearing a hakama.

An interesting question, though, is what to do at a mixed event such as Aiki Expo. The most straightforward (but quite inconvenient) thing to do would be to don the hakama for Ikeda Sensei's class (he's an ASU instructor) but to shed it for Pat Hendricks' class, for example.

I'll probably bring it along and just wing it, I suppose...

Chris Guzik

Last edited by cguzik : 01-17-2002 at 01:02 PM.
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