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Old 04-26-2008, 11:40 AM   #1
Jamie_Macc
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Hakama Help

Hi guys,
I was given permission to wear a hakama about two months ago and it has been good, have been able to tie it properly without it falling down and it stays up when doing 'big throwing techniques' (technical term).
But... when it comes to Hanmi-handachi techniques it gets bunched up under my feet and i cant do my shikko properly.
Has anybody had this problem before? and How did you fix it?

Many Thanks

Jamie

To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is Aikido.

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Old 04-26-2008, 03:12 PM   #2
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Re: Hakama Help

maybe it is too long? does it extend below your ankles when standing straight?

maybe practice sitting in seiza a bunch in various ways practicing getting the hakama to hike up you legs to shorten it some before you sit down.

I think everyone has some trouble with this from time to time though!

Good luck!

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Old 04-26-2008, 10:33 PM   #3
dragonteeth
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Re: Hakama Help

Here's what works for me - please note YMMV...

As you are decending into seiza (about halfway down), reach between your legs with your right hand and gently push the fabric of the hakama outwards behind your knees, left then right. Don't bend over as you do this, and please don't "pop" the material (some consider this to be the extreme of boorishness). Once you are all the way down in seiza, if you have done this correctly you'll have this "butterfly" look with the excess material evenly spread out on either side yet the top remaining nice and smooth. You can always reach down and draw in the excess alongside your calves, especially if you are in line. However, check with your sensei as to whether sitting then tucking is preferred or if less fidgeting/leave it alone is the correct route.

Good luck!
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:20 PM   #4
Jamie_Macc
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Re: Hakama Help

Thanks for the help guys,
I think it may be a bit too long, i will give the bunching/butterfly technique a try.

Thanks a lot.

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