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Old 04-08-2005, 05:51 AM   #3
Nafis Zahir
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Dojo: Bucks County Aikido
Location: Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jul 2003
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Re: Tying The Hakama

Jørgen Jakob Friis wrote:
From my time in kendo I had learned to tie the back first and the let the front straps go around on the outside of the koshiita. I was told in my current dojo that it was considered wrong, so I've changed my ways (when in Rome). I think it is true that it looks cooler the way I do it now, but after an hour or so I really miss having my koshiita firmly tied to my back as it often 'hangs' a bit after rigorous practice.

That is the exact same problem I was having. I hate having my koshiita 'hang' while in practice. So I started doing it the way you use to. Is tying it the other way considered 'traditional' or does it really matter?

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