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HakamaHakama are black leggings worn over the top of the gi. Hakama are only worn by official club instructors and were part of the attire for Samurai.

Hakama are made of thick black cloth, sewn so it contains seven folds. These signify the traits the Samurai held in the highest regard, to be exhibited under all conditions or suffer great dishonour. The folds are separated out, with the first five folds worn at the front of the hakama, the remaining two at the rear.

Hakama Folds

The first fold embodies the loyalty of the wearer to their lord, master and allies.
This represents the personal worth of the wearer. It defines the wearer's moral standpoint, and personal integrity.
This is the representation of how giving and benevolent the wearer is.
Honesty is the fourth fold and represents the trustworthiness of the wearer.
Honorific status is denoted by this fold in the hakama.
The Rei is a courtesy of greeting and represents the social actions of the wearer.
This final fold simply represents the courage and bravery of the hakama wearer.

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