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Old 11-21-2009, 01:19 AM   #16
Josh Reyer
 
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Re: Does the hakama help your training?

The hakama isn't merely an extra layer of fabric, but thanks to the pleats and incidental gathering of the fabric several layers are formed between the knee and the mat.

On the other hand, I do iai on a hard floor with no keiko-gi pants. In that case sometimes the pleats can dig into the shin rather uncomfortably.

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