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Old 01-30-2004, 09:42 PM   #1
Paula Lydon
Dojo: Aikido Shugenkai
Location: Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 427
dangerous hakama

~~Well there were two just this week--injuries directly involving the wearing of hakama. Whether it's you tangled in yours, in someone else's, or yours being stepped on so that your front roll becomes an abrupt shoulder slam into the mat, it seems that the danger to us (the type of training we do in Aikido) outweighs whatever the reasons are that we wear hakama. I don't even truely know why we do; some form of homage to antiquity?
~~I've had two nasty injuries in this manner myself over the years. How about you? What is your view on this topic? Hate to see my friends getting hurt like this

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