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Old 09-22-2013, 11:23 AM   #39
Chris Li
 
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Re: Do you fold your Sensei's hakama?

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Alejandro Pomeraniec wrote: View Post
Some dojos care more about Japanese traditions and some just not.

I don't believe that folding you sensei's hakama will make a difference in the way you practice Aikido.

In my experience, I have never seen my sensei asking someone to fold his hakama.
I would like to add the fact that my Sensei is not Japanese. Probably to a Japanese sensei that will be as important as teaching techniques.
I'll have to note that in over a decade of training in Japan, in a number of different dojo, I very rarely saw anybody fold a teacher's hakama. For the most part (99%+), they folded their own.

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Chris

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