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Old 09-06-2000, 08:34 PM   #4
Dojo: Shindai Aikikai
Location: Orlando
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 3
I have a Bu-Jin cotton/poly blend hakama made of the heavy (8 oz) cloth. It is quite comfortable and the fabric breathes well.

Based on what I've seen, the cotton/poly blend is much more durable and color-fast than 100% cotton. The blend doesn't shrink and holds pleats without heroic steam iron work. So, if you get the aiki-style koshita, you can wash your hakama like any other garment.

Best of luck, and take good care of whichever hakama you buy. It's as much a training tool as your weapons.

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