Thread: hakama use
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:07 PM   #2
David Maidment
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 149
United Kingdom
Re: hakama use

Lots of pros, lots of cons.

For me, the biggest pro is getting it out of your system.

I wear a hakama in Iaido and, yes, occasionally around the house. In my Aikido dojo, as a mere yonkyu I don't get to wear one.

It used to be the case that the hakama seemed like a big deal to me. Something elite to strive for. Now I see that it's no big deal.

Personally, I am one of the believers in the 'everyone should wear a hakama' philosophy, but having worn one for other arts, I'm no longer awed by the garment; I'd be happy to train in a simple gi forever, if my dojo required so.

"Never escalate a battle unless forced to do so by your enemy" - Zordon
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