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Old 03-27-2007, 05:16 PM   #3
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Re: Hakama and Obi tying. . .

Chris Mitchell wrote: View Post
Hi there,

Just got back from training and one of the other Yudansha was wearing his obi on the outside of his hakama, is there any formal stance on this? Personally I think it is a good idea as it stops the age old problem of the hakama 'slipping' down - or is there another way to stop this from happening?

Thoughts would be great on this one.
Serious violation of fashion police guidelines for hakama use in aikido. There are a *couple* ryuha that do this in Japan (all non-aikido), but generally it would be like wearing your superman underoos over your jeans.

Chris Moses
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