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Old 08-31-2007, 10:42 PM   #101
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Dojo: Seiwa Dojo and Southside Dojo
Location: Battle Creek & Kalamazoo, MI
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Re: Good Hakama Gone Bad

Jess, I was at one of our style's summer camps and a high ranking instructor was sending people off the mat to fix the visible gi pant problem. Which is why I usually hem mine at about mid-shin ...they often end up looking like THIS.


"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:02 PM   #102
Walter Martindale
Location: Edmonton, AB
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Re: Good Hakama Gone Bad

Bronson Diffin wrote: View Post
Jess, I was at one of our style's summer camps and a high ranking instructor was sending people off the mat to fix the visible gi pant problem. Which is why I usually hem mine at about mid-shin ...they often end up looking like THIS.

(Haven't read the rest of the thread at this point)

That's Kano, who was the founder of Judo. That was before the International Judo Federation rewrote the rules about judogi. In the 1970s the rules were changed, because people were having their gi tailored so that nobody could actually grip - the sleeves and pant legs were cut to a minimum length, and were being made so tight to the arm and leg, respectively, that nobody could take a proper grip. The gi pants with which we're familiar are really underwear, and shouldn't show up under the hakama - but most gi that we wear are from judo, with rules dictating "grippable" length and looseness.
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:40 AM   #103
Joyce Lunas
Dojo: Kobukan Dojo
Join Date: Sep 2006
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Re: Good Hakama Gone Bad

Well, my sensei wears a traditional black hakama with some yellow cotton sewn ideogramms attached to the right (if memory serves) side of his hip. I think he once told me this is either his name in japanese or somewhat of a distinction from his own jp sensei. Other yudanshas at our dojo wear either black or deep blue hakamas.

To be honest i agree with Tim's opinion concerning the belief "what's the rush?" This IS a zen practice down to the core of it, right? There certainly EXISTS some spirituality in this martial art and i absolutely agree with this. I even spend some serious leisure time of my own reading and contemplating about ideas like this -nor to mention the entire eastern philosophy and points of view ppl have over there, which i totally respect.

Now, some of the experiences some of you had are really amusing and i laughed too, but i have to say that when the time comes i'll be receiving my own hakama i'd love it if it came in purple or forest green! ;-)

But seriously, a person's techniques' efficiency, character or stance towards his/hers "dojo-mates" and the art itself has nothing to do with some garment's colour. However, i stand by tradition and vote for black, only because i wish to show the art the proper respect i hopefully dream it will show me in the long run. What's that they say? "What you give, you take?"

Sorry for the blathering, it really has been a good while since i replied to this forum and my enthusiasm both for the art and the opinions exhibited here still runs high!

A humble 5th kyu,
Love and understanding ppl, that's what's been missing lately...

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