Ron Tisdale wrote:
At most seminars, its the instructor and his/her assistants who wear hakama...most just wear dogi and obi. I believe the shodokan (Tomiki) associations are pretty much the same.
In my limited time at Shodokan honbu, I've never
seen Nariyama-shihan, his deshi, or any of the top ranked sensei wear hakama. One of the first things I was told when I came to honbu was, "We don't wear hakama. It's too dangerous for practice." We basically run around in dogi and obi, like Ron said.
I have seen some of the university students wear hakama for enbu, but that's pretty much the extent of it.