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#128451 - 01/29/05 06:47 PM All about Hakama!
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*how cheap is a good hakama?
*what color hakama are you supposed to use for Aikido lessons?
*What weapons do you use for Aikido?

Hi, I'm sorry to bother any of you!
But I was gonna start lessons soon and was wondering these questions! Please reply! Thanks! ^_^

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#128452 - 01/29/05 10:07 PM Re: All about Hakama!
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Most Hakama for training are black, however I have seen Blue as well. Actually saw a denim one and wanted it real bad but it was custom made. However, I have seen others as well. Sanuces ryu students have all sorts of Hakama with all sorts of design. I have also seen a light grey from Japan that was beautiful and about $200. Most Martial Art stores offer Black or Blue and about $60-$75. Unless you are female, most systems don't allow Hakama until Shodan, but I have seen some allow it at Brown Belt.

Weapons are usually Boken and Jo, along with knife takeaway. these are relatively cheap unless you go for the better ones. A jo and Boken should run abot $40 for both.

Good luck, hope this helps.

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#128453 - 01/29/05 10:56 PM Re: All about Hakama!
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Yay! I'm a girl! That means I can wear Hakama!!! Thanks! You were a BIG help!

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