A pleated skirt usually worn by black-belt ranked practitioners of Aikido. In some dojo, the hakama is also worn by women of all ranks, and in some dojo by all practitioners.
Purification of the mind, body, and spirit.
Aikido training may be looked upon as a means of purifying oneself; eliminating defiling characteristics from one's mind or personality. Although there are some specific exercises for misogi practice, such as breathing exercises, in point of fact, every aspect of aikido training may be looked upon as misogi. This, however, is a matter of one's attitude or approach to training, rather than an objective feature of the training itself.
Misogi Kokyuho is a practice of the founder of ki-Aikido.
- With help from another user whose name I've redacted for my own privacy.
I even transcribed smudged text. =)
(This is pretty slim and therefore incomplete and biased.)
This was never finished.
This spawns from On contemporization and Aikido, because I was daydreaming about interviewing one of the founders of a branch of Aikido and how they might react.
A master of many martial arts, and ultimately the founder of Aikido.
aka O'Sensei or O-Sensei to practitioners of Aikido.