Re: the hakama,why cant we all get along?
One of the funnest things is watching a new shodan, wearing his Hakama for the first time, starting zemp Ukemi (rolls) and discovering he has to relearn it. I still remember the shock, almost a decade after.
I have seen more Shodans tryig to wiggle out of wearing Hakama, then beginers wishin to wear one.
The only thing Hakama is good for, is Iai practice. Oh, and don't forget getting your feet and others stuck in the middle of movement\roll.