Aikido Hakama - Black/Blue Tetron - by NineCircles

Aikido Hakama - Black/Blue Tetron - by NineCircles

45.00

Aikido Hakama are available in many styles to reflect the variety of approaches to practice of the groups dedicated to the study of O'Sensei's art.  With relatively modern Aikido Hakama made especially with extra long Himo (ties), flexible Koshi Ita (back plate) and additional reinforcement, alongside more traditionally cut Budo Hakama, we are sure to cater to any Aikido, Ju Jutsu or unarmed Koryu practitioners requirements here.

This Miyabi Aikido Hakama is made from top quality polyester rayon and incorporates many special features specifically for Aikido.

This Hakama has a rubber Koshi Ita (backplate) which is very forgiving during hours of rolling Ukemi!  It also features extra long Himo (ties) which make it ideal for tying very securely.  The front Himo measure approximately 4.2m and the back Himo are 2.05m.  These Himo are also heavily reinforced with 7 lines of stitching through the length of each tie.

This tried and tested garment is sure to stand up to spirited Aikido practice, a great option for beginners and masters alike!

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Aikido History 2

There is still insufficient data available, concerning the full history of Aikido and its origins, and while more will, no doubt be discovered, the following is a brief outline of what has been learned to date.The Rise and Fall of the Imperial System (4th-12th Century AD) Japanese History is the embodiment of Imperial History. Its story begins with the Yamato race which established itself in a small province in central Imperial Japan during the 4th century. In the course of about the next 300 years, the Yamato family gradually gained control over the numerous warring tribes and clans in the surrounding provinces. It was by way of trade connections with Korea and China (under the Han Dynasty) that Japan gained the political and cultural foundation upon which Japanese culture was built. However, as cultural contact with China was interrupted towards the end of the 9th century, Japanese civilization began to take on its own special characteristics and form. Life in the capital was marked by great elegance and refinement. While the court gave itself up to the pursuits of the arts and social pleasures, its authority over martial clans in the provinces became increasingly uncertain. Effective control passed into the hands of two rival families, the Minamoto and the Taira, who both traced their descent from previous Emperors. The Minamoto finally prevailed, annihilating the Taira clan in 1185. This Minamoto victory marked the end of the Imperial Throne as the effective political power in Japan, and the beginning of seven centuries of feudal rule. The Feudal Age And The Samurai At the onset of the feudal age, the Samurai were peasant farmers who fought for their Lords as well as they could when the occasion arose. As conflict between landlords became more frequent, it became necessary to train armed groups to protect the respective boundaries. At this time, these armed groups were called Samurai or Bushi, but their status in society was not established until a military government was formed by the Minamoto family in 1192. This military government (the Shogunate) encouraged austerity and the pursuit of martial arts and related disciplines for the Samurai. These studies were eventually codified and called Bushido - The Way of the Samurai.