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Old 02-08-2004, 08:43 PM   #26
Peter Goldsbury
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Peter Rehse (PeterR) wrote:
And by way of coincidence and example - when one of your ex-students (Yuji-san) joined our practice last week-end he ditched the hakama without question. I didn't even see the article.
As I would/will do, if I came/when I come to Himeji. Occasionally, I take it off in the hot summer months when we do jiyu-waza during free practice in the university dojo.

My scepticism about the intrinsic danger of the hakama is based partly on the fact that M Ueshiba was never seen without one (except when he was in military uniform) and appeared to have had no trouble with it, no matter what kind of training he undertook.



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