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08-19-2004, 10:15 AM
Dojo: York Shodokan Aikido
Location: York, United Kingdom.
Join Date: Aug 2003
Re: Wearing Hakama
As far as I know it dates from WW2. After the war, there was a shortage of cloth and so Doshu instigated the rule of hakama at shodan to make sure new students were not put off because of the price of a dogi and a hakama.
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