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Old 04-23-2012, 08:25 PM   #19
danj
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Re: Reigi and the Aikido Hakama Fetish

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William Hazen wrote: View Post
Thanks Janet.

Wearing dirty, worn, or frayed anything is frowned upon... Though I don't mind giving folks like you the patch business Janet.

Personally I used to think it was some kind of "cool dude" thing when folks wore their old torn up stuff to class. I guess it gave them an "aura of experience" or something like that.

William Hazen
Probably the belt is the most acceptable form of 'old and frayed' in the dojo. FWIW I remember K. Maruyama Sensei saying that this can easily become a form of vanity.

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