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Old 07-25-2002, 02:24 PM   #34
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 212
Rachel Massey (rachmass) wrote:
Hi again,

Yes, it is a Japanese martial art, and Japanese culture cannot be ignored, but why is it that if a gi is considered immodest, that it is only immodest for women and not men? Why must a woman cover with a hakama, while a man needn't?

Guess I am being a bit daft here, so if anyone has a really good answer, please let me know
No the people who are being daft are the ones who consider it immodest for one sex and not the other, or immodest ar all. When I was in karate everyone wore a gi but no one wore hakama, never saw one until we had an aikido sensei at our karate camp. As a few people have stated in other threads about hakama the tradition of wearing them has become a bit skewed.


I find the aquisition of knowledge to be relatively easy, it is the application that is so difficult.
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