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Old 10-15-2010, 07:38 AM   #3
Dojo: Templegate Dojo, bristol & Bristol North Aikido Dojo
Location: Bristol
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 646
Re: When should I buy Hakama

Hi Mary

Hakama rules vary from place to place but its really a question for your Sensei. In my experience this is not linked to rank directly but more to demonstration of the attributes associated with a position of responsibility within the dojo.

Within my own group it is usually awarded around 3rd kyu for males but usually earlier for females.

As for the belt thing - wear the white belt or your clothes will fall off !



ps. just seen Jasons reply. Agree.
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