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Old 02-19-2002, 07:49 AM   #1
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Dojo: Vestfyn Aikikai Denmark
Location: Vissenbjerg
Join Date: Jul 2000
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Cotton or Polyester ?


I'm about to buy my first hakama soon (hopefully) and I have a hard time figuring out if a polyester or cotton hakama is best for aikido. I have little time during the week and only limited funds which point towards the polyester which is often less expensive and easy to maintain. However I usually prefer cotton over polyester when it comes to other types of clothing, and cotton does seem more 'natural' to me.

Which are the most durable ? Are cotton hakamas a pain to handle with regards to washing and folding ? Are poly-hakamas to warm and 'slippery' ?

Any thoughts ?

I've been looking at the Tozando AH-500 (polyester) and AH-300 (poly/rayon). Does anybody know these products by experience ?

Any help apreciated...

- Jørgen Jakob Friis

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