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Old 04-13-2010, 11:45 PM   #46
danj
Dojo: Brisbane Aikido Republic
Join Date: Jun 2004
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Re: Should I Fold My Sensei's Hakama?

When I first started doing some teaching I was embarrassed by the idea that someone would fold my hakama and I used to refuse.Then when some senior instructors visited the dojo and no-one offered to fold their hakama I was mortified.

It was then that I realised that when we pick and chose many of the bits of tradition it has consequences. As a slow learner I have learnt this lesson a few more times since - sometimes the easy way sometime not d!oh

dan

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