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Old 09-25-2004, 05:45 AM   #4
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Dojo: Tonbo Dojo
Location: Bainbridge Island WA
Join Date: Oct 2003
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Re: Heavyweight Hakama Easier to Move in?

out of personal experience. I have to agree with bruce.

Length is going to make more difference than the material.

If you're a first time buyer, i highly recomend a thick heavyweight hakama, not a terribly rigid one, just something with lots of tough fabric. Especially if you're going to be doing lots of suwari waza in your school of iaido.

I also find that heavier hakama keeps me more conscious of keeping my weight underside for some reason. Just those extra pounds down there i guess.

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