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.
- 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.