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Old 06-02-2005, 01:02 AM   #1
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Talking Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

Hello guys,

David Letterman does it every day, so why don't we do it the "Aikido way" (kind of redundant, I guess)? Let us try to complete a Top 10 List:

"Top 10 Reasons Why You Want To Wear a Hakama"

10.- They're the coolest thing in Aikido, besides the pony tail.
9.- Ripped your dogi pants in the last ukemi you took.
8.- You always thought you looked real good in a dress.
7.- You wanted to know what if felt like to trip and fall on your own pants in front of an audience.


"He who dies with the most toys...still dies."
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Old 06-02-2005, 01:04 AM   #2
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

Because you can think of no better use for your air raid curtains.
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Old 06-02-2005, 03:07 AM   #3
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

Extreme freeballing.

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Old 06-02-2005, 06:05 AM   #4
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

Because it makes a good parachute for overly-enthusiastic ukemi practice.

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Old 06-02-2005, 11:25 AM   #5
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

Because when youŽve become shihan youŽll always find a stupid deshi to fold it for you.
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:28 AM   #6
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

Only one generally accepted occasion for men to wear a skirt.
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Old 06-02-2005, 12:08 PM   #7
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

Chics dig it !

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Old 06-02-2005, 02:03 PM   #8
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

Quote:
John Boswell wrote:
Chics dig it !
That has got to be one of the best reasons...

Also,

Rank! Rank! Rank!

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Old 06-02-2005, 03:10 PM   #9
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

8 - Hides third leg.
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Old 06-02-2005, 03:34 PM   #10
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

because my sensei told me to!
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Old 06-02-2005, 08:18 PM   #11
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

See # 5 on Ulises' related thread.

Ok, the second number 5--the one about chaps.

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Old 06-02-2005, 08:34 PM   #12
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Quote:
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Chics dig it !
lol, you've been talking to my girlfriend!
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:42 PM   #13
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

"chics dig it"

i think im missing something.

i think its a thing thats been implanted in my brain by our society, like a long time ago guys wore tight short shorts and their legs were always really exposed, (so people were used to seeing that) but nowadays guys wear long baggy clothes (so im not used to seeing that much of a guy), and then in the dojo when a guys huge hakama flys up, im not diggin it! (cause i dont wanna see that much !!!!!)
i think its kinda grody!
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Old 06-02-2005, 10:44 PM   #14
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

Big pants are where it's at, Bay-Bee!!
And now a world from our sponser ............................

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Old 06-02-2005, 11:24 PM   #15
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

It makes my rear look smaller.
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:38 AM   #16
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

There mere fact that I know how to tie the damn thing creates awe among the newbies....

.... and it looks and feels sooooo cool - don'št know why - it just does.....

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Old 06-03-2005, 12:07 PM   #17
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

wearing a hakama so often and so tightly has made my waist smaller!
(i seriously think it did!)
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Old 06-04-2005, 06:14 AM   #18
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

because it hides the fact u dont have a black belt.
and because it looks way cooler then just some lame black belt alone like the others.
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Old 06-05-2005, 02:48 PM   #19
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

After training youŽll have an excuse folding it while the lower grades are carrying the mats ...
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Old 06-05-2005, 08:35 PM   #20
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

Quote:
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Only one generally accepted occasion for men to wear a skirt.
There's always kilts!!!!
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Old 06-05-2005, 09:43 PM   #21
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I always did like to play dress-up.

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Old 06-06-2005, 08:12 AM   #22
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

Because big baggy flares are back in fashion, and this is th only way I'm ever gonna wear flares again.

A difficult problem is easily solved by asking yourself the question, "Just how would the Lone Ranger handle this?"
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Old 06-06-2005, 08:13 AM   #23
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

Because apparently chic's dig 'em (shhh, don't tell my wife)

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Old 06-06-2005, 08:48 AM   #24
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

Because the extra layers of fabric make suwariwaza hurt a little less and help to keep my knees from sticking to the mats, especially when gi pants are soaked with sweat that was ... caused by heat buildup from all the extra fabric ...

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Old 06-10-2005, 04:58 PM   #25
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Wear a Ha

* That lovely swishing noise!

* That Ginger-Rogers way that it flies out when doing any kind of tenkan turn.

* The way it makes your fall look all flashy

*Winter toe warmer

*The way a new hak will mark up any of your partners so you know who've you trained with
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