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Old 11-27-2009, 02:25 PM   #2
Linda Eskin
 
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Exclamation Re: The first time you fell on your (_!_) thanks to your hakama

Glad you came up laughing!

My own hakama is not something I need to worry about any time soon (thank goodness). LOL Only yudansha wear hakama at our dojo (I'm 6th kyu).

But I did see a little bit of a wreck the other day. One of the more advanced students was Uke for one of the yudansha, who was teaching the class. The technique involved a roll. As he rolled away from her and his heel came up, it caught in her hakama, pretty forcefully. It didn't quite take her balance, but did mess up his roll pretty good. He was fine after a little standing up and shaking it off, but yikes. There's something to be careful about, that I hadn't even considered before.

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