Hakama 101

Origin of the Hakama The Hakama are traditional Japanese pants, originally worn over a kimono by members of the higher classes of society. Its origins may be found in the Heian era (794-1185), when women of the imperial court used to wear culottes...

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Survey: Motivations and Beliefs

We want your opinion. Thank you for taking the time to participate in this important survey. We are collecting data on motivations and beliefs about the martial art of Aikido in hopes of understanding what practitioners...