Cady Goldfield wrote:
The first time I wore hakama, I stepped on the too-long front hem and took a header with a near- face plant. Thinking...um...quickly, I bounced myself up into seiza as though I had intended all along to make such a dramatic dive into position. Yeah -- THAT'S the ticket!
Don't worry about that mate....that technique is a common one called "Hakama Nage" very very effective!!!