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How to Tie a Hakama for Aikido

Tying a hakama - method 2

There are lots of ways to tie a hakama for Aikido and I’m sure most are equally valid. Here are the two most common and most distinct┬ámethods. Each may have innumerable variations, but they’re all based on these two fundamental

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How to Tie the Obi for Aikido

Koma musubi knot

Some would probably say that there’s a “proper” way to tie the obi for Aikido. Yet half of them would disagree on what the “proper” way is. Nevertheless, for practical reasons, there are certain characteristics that you’ll want your obi

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How to tie a hakama for Kendo

Although there’s no “official standard” for tying a hakama, many Kendo clubs use methods similar to this one.

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How to put on and tie a hakama

Just as with folding the hakama, there’s really no “official” way to tie a hakama. For example, in Aikido (at least where I practice) the standard method is to tie the front of the hakama first, then the back. However,

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