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Old 07-21-2003, 12:27 AM   #4
Kevin Wilbanks
Location: Seattle/Southern Wisconsin
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 788
Check the archives. This discussion has been done many times. In general, the whole idea of associating the hakama with any rank is a relatively new invention, nothing O'Sensei prescribed, and frankly just plain silly. Remember the old parable of the Sneetches by Dr. Seuss?
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