- 1 How do you fold an Aikido Gi?
- 2 What do you wear under a hakama?
- 3 How do I pack my GI?
- 4 How do you fold hakama pants?
- 5 Should you wear a shirt under your GI?
- 6 Can you wear any color GI?
- 7 Can I wear a black GI as a white belt?
- 8 When can you wear a hakama in Aikido?
- 9 What is a hakama with crest?
- 10 What do the 7 pleats in a hakama mean?
How do you fold an Aikido Gi?
How to fold your Aikido Hakama
- Place the Aikido Hakama down with the back facing up.
- Put the centre creases together
- Being careful not to disrupt the centrefold, flip over the Aikido Hakama.
- This is the Aikido Hakama flipped over with the front facing up.
- Fold either side towards the centre.
What do you wear under a hakama?
Some wear cycling shorts or ordinary shorts. Traditionally a kimono is worn under the hakama but I think this is when it is being worn ceremonially. According to Wikepedia the spoon shaped plate hanging at the back of the hakama is called the hera and slots into the obi, keeping the hakama in place.
How do I pack my GI?
- Put your folded pants over your open jacket.
- Fold the jacket sides over the pants, then fold back the sleeves.
- Roll up the jacket/pants from the bottom.
- Tie your belt around the gi sausage.
- Swing over your shoulder and travel the world!
How do you fold hakama pants?
How to fold a hakama
- Lay the hakama face down on the floor.
- Place your left hand securely over the bottom of the hakama over the ends of the two back pleats.
- Fold the left and right sides of the hakama about 10 cm over the front.
- Starting at the bottom of the hakama, fold the hakama over itself working your way up to the koshiita.
Should you wear a shirt under your GI?
Not that long ago, some academies did not require wearing any clothing under your kimono top and, if you were a man, you could go shirtless. This practice is less common now and most academies do prefer or require you to wear a shirt or rash guard under your kimono jacket.
Can you wear any color GI?
The short answer to this question: jiu jitsu gi color means absolutely nothing. However, for the major events, like the IBJJF World Championships, black belt competitors can only wear a white or blue gi in the finals.
Can I wear a black GI as a white belt?
Yes. AOJ, only white gi allowed (and black rashguards is a msut if I am not mistaken). Gracie schools only allow their gis.
When can you wear a hakama in Aikido?
To start wearing a hakama in our dojo you must be at least a nikyu and be teaching in some way, either as an assitant in a class or teaching a class of your own. For us, the ladies wear them from day one, the lads start wearing them at 1st Dan.
What is a hakama with crest?
Mon-tsuki is a formal kimono with family crests. It’s worn by men on formal parties or ceremonies, like marriage ceremonies of family or relative. Also it’s worn for funeral. “Mon” means “family crest“, and “Tsuki” means “putting on”.
What do the 7 pleats in a hakama mean?
Interpretation #1: According to Wikipedia hakama have seven deep pleats, two on the back and five on the front. The pleats are said to represent the seven virtues of bushido, considered essential to the samurai way.