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Old 01-31-2004, 07:36 PM   #7
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Dojo: Aikido Yoshinkan Sacramento - Seikeikan Dojo
Location: Orangevale, CA
Join Date: Jun 2002
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Ignacio Jaramillo (Nacho_mx) wrote:
The hakama will expose our shortcomings in footwork/taisabaki/ukemi, so itīs wearing should not be taken lightly. I wear it at ankle level, and fortunately I havenīt been involved in an major accident, also I can recall only a couple of hakama related injuries in my dojo in the past few years.

How exactly does wearing a hakama expose these short commings? I'm even more curious in your case how this works because in your own words, you say your hakama in worn at ankle level. If that's the case, then the hakama is not in the way and should not be a hinderance to your or anyone else.


Paula - Sorry to hear about your training mats and friends. Hope the injuries were not to severe and that all will be back to training soon.
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