Re: Belts sticking out
I actually did the super scientific thing of actually paying attention the last time I went to a class full of yudansha and instructors. Most had the belts fairly well concealed inside the hakama (or none at all possibly). A few had bits and pieces sticking out. Me, it tends to stay under the hakama. However, I'll also admit to occasionally not bothering with the belt as the hakama works fine stand alone depending on what I'm doing. Sometimes if I'm teaching a simple weapons class going through some of our forms I'll leave it off. Other times I wear it. Heck, I've had time when I forgot my belt at home and worn one of the 8 zillion white belts that we have on the shelf. Or times I've forgotten the belt and worn no belt.