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Old 06-13-2011, 10:04 AM   #2
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Re: Kendo and Aikido hakama

When manufacturers make a distinction, I believe the difference is typically the size and construction of the koshita -- the stiff section at the top of the back. An "aikido koshita" is smaller and somewhat more flexible so as to not stab during ukemi.
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