César Martínez (Goye) wrote:
Hi Peter,... why?
I use it since nikyu and have found good things of wearing it.
I answered the question in the poll about injuries and hakama. I am sure the are other reasons people in Shodokan dojos normally don't. From what I understand Yoshinkan people also normally don't even though they don't do the same sort of randori. Of course the real reason may be that members of the two above groups don't have sweaty-butts (as per Kevin's post).
Personally speaking when I do wear one (linked to my time training in Aikikia dojos) I found them restrictive and cumbersom. I thought I looked pretty good in the thing but fashion is not a reason. Well the Shodokan fashion is not to wear them so I guess it is a reason.