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  • The hakama is not meant to hide the footwork

    The hakama serves to hide the movement of the feet in the practice of martial arts, and in Aikido in particular?
    It is such a common explanation that it has almost become a truth for practically all practitioners. Unfortunately, it is false, and this is very easily demonstrated when we look at the history of this garment, how it was and how it still is worn in Japan.

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    Article tags: BudoStudies, Hakama

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  • Aizome - Japanese Indigo on Budo Equipment

    Aizome dyeing, indigo blue, also known as "Japanese blue", is a traditional dyeing since the dawn of time. It has long been used in many fields: for working clothes, decorative fabrics to samurai garments and armors. Nogawa Masatoshi, 3rd generation, welcomes us in his studio and introduces to us the traditional indigo as the Nogawa workshop has been making it since 1914.

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    Article tags: Aizome, Craftsmanship, Dogi, Hakama

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  • Comparison: How to choose your Hakama

    Choosing ones Hakama is often a complex decision. Is this your first Hakama or do you have some experience already? Which fabric corresponds best? What kind of finish? What quality at what price? We will try to answer these questions in this article by presenting the different types of fabric, the different finishes, how to choose your size and discussing the price range for each model.

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    Article tags: Aikido, Hakama, HowTo

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