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Old 05-10-2004, 02:32 PM   #11
Tharis
Dojo: Chicago Aikikai
Location: Chicago, IL
Join Date: May 2004
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Re: Good Hakama Gone Bad

I agree fervently that hakama should be kept clean and pressed. I've found that spending a few extra minutes creasing the pleats helps them stay together in the long run. It took me at least a few months to figure it out on a used one before I bought my own, but the learning becomes part of the ritual of training. Some compare it to a Zen exercise.

That said, since when is wearing a navy or black hakama part of "tradition?"

Just wondering...

Thomas
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