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Old 12-10-2009, 12:37 PM   #37
Gerardo Torres
Location: SF Bay Area
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Re: Does the hakama help your training?

Re. Iai with kneepads... some used them, some don't. It depends on many things: the technical nature of a particular ryu, the student's age/health/experience, the type of floor, the type of kneepad, what the teacher thinks/allows, etc. It's hard to make a general statement on whether they should be worn or not for the practice of iai.
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