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Old 05-12-2003, 08:18 AM   #13
Ghost Fox
Dojo: Jikishinkan Dojo
Location: New York City (Brooklyn)
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 219
Tim Griffiths wrote:
I'm not sure about Peter's 'safety' comment - anyone had a (non-trivial) hakama-related injury?

Most Shodokan and Yoshinkan Aikidoka I know don't wear Hakamas to practice as they use lots of Judo type movements and throws in their training (Leg sweeps/reapings).

As for myself, I cheerish my hakama. Maybe because I link it with my Shodan promotion, something I worked very hard to earn.

Besides it gives me a sense of tradition, something that I think is important in this day and age.

Peace and Blessings

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