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Old 05-12-2003, 06:17 AM   #8
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
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I think the hakama looks great during aikido and actually has some use for beginners because in most clubs people who wear hakama have been coming for a while. However I voted it as a hinderence (since the question was phrased at a personal level). It doesn't relate to anything we wear during normal life, it gets in the way of rolling, it obscures peoples leg movement during instruction, its a pain in the arse during shikko/suwari-waza.

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