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Old 04-08-2005, 03:53 AM   #1
Nafis Zahir
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Dojo: Bucks County Aikido
Location: Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 425
Tying The Hakama

When you put your Hakama on, how do you tie it? Do you tie the front first, or the back? Do you tuck the front behind the belt or lay it horizontally across the top of your belt? Do you tie your straps back around to the front, or behind your back? Straps underneath, or around the outside? Lastly, who taught you to tie your Hakama, or did you experiment with it until you came up with a good way for yourself?

After trying hundreds of ways (so it seems) I settled with tying the back first, then pulling the front up just over my obi, and then wrapping the straps around the outside of my waist, and finally tying the straps in the front and then tucking the excess strap inside of themselves. Just wanted to get some other viewpoints. Thanks!

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