How do you size a hakama?

Hakama size is based on an outside leg measurement, taken from the top of the pelvis at the side, down to the centre of the most prominent part of the ankle. You can also measure your existing Hakama, from the underside of the front tie, down to the bottom of front pleats.

How long Hakama?

Therefore the completion time is 4 to 5 weeks on average. Every option allows to adapt the Hakama to your body shape, but also to the way you tie it and your style of practicing.

What size bokken should I get?

The various lengths of classic and stylized Bokken (Koryu)

Model Total length Tsuka length
Chuto (kid) 90.5 cm 22.5 cm
Standard/Deluxe Bokken 101.5 cm 26 cm
Iwama Bokken 103 cm 27 cm
Iwama Takemusu Bokken 101.5 cm 26.5 cm

Do you wear anything under hakama?

The short answer would be that you are free to wear underwear if you want to, but it’s a customary not to. After a lot of research, it seems to have its roots in traditional kimono customs, as it was regarded as common sense that you don’t wear anything under your kimono.

Can I wear a hakama?

While men’s hakama can be worn on both formal and informal occasions, women rarely wear hakama, except at graduation ceremonies and for traditional Japanese sports such as kyūdō, some branches of aikido and kendo. Women do not wear hakama at tea ceremony.

How do you wear Aikido uniform?

An Aikido uniform is made up of the gi jacket, pants, and belt. Put on the pants first with the kneepad’s face front and tie the drawstring tight. When you wear the jacket, make sure that the left part is over the right part. The belt goes on over the jacket to hold it closed.

Is carrying a wooden sword illegal?

A. The basic answer to your first question is “it depends.” Simply carrying around an unconcealed wooden sword is legal in California. In fact, there’s no law prohibiting carrying around a metal sword, either. It seems likely that a sturdy wooden sword could be considered a deadly weapon, even if it is not sharp.

How much does a kendo stick weigh?


Specification Gender Daito (long shinai)
Weight Male 440g minimum
Female 400g minimum
Minimum diameter of sakigawa Male 25mm
Female 24mm

How should a kendo gi fit?

A bogu made for you that fits perfectly is very important in Kendo. Balance is important, so make sure to measure yourself so that your bogu is not too tight and not too loose. Your Kendo men should fit perfectly on the chin and around the head with no gaps in between.