Arun Aikido Club Demonstration at the

Hotham Park Country Fair, Bognor Regis UK
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August 2017

The Arun Aikido Club will be presenting the martial art of aikido to the general public on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August at the Hotham Park Country Fair in Bognor Regis, West Sussex UK. We will have a stall and gazebo both days between 11am-5pm where you can come and chat with us and learn some of the key aspects of this beautiful art.

On the Sunday our instructors and students will give a unique aikido demonstration near the bandstand at 11am-12noon... come and watch this amazing art in action!


How to Wear Aikido Hakama and Also Fold It Correctly!


Aikido Hakama, aikido apparel, and equipment you choose to use in your training says a lot about you. You'll need a hakama that is good quality, and will survive heavy training.

If you buy cheap training aids, they will not stand up to hard consistent practise, so it is vital that you get the best.

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Hakama are skirt-like pants that are usually worn by students who have reached the level of black belt.

The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei insisted that everyone should wear the hakama, but he lived in a time and culture where it was standard formal wear.

But because of cloth shortages, it was decided (temporarily) to begin only wearing it from dan grade black belt level.

There are 7 folds in the hakama, 5 in the front, and 2 in the back, that encourage you to reflect on the nature of true budo. Wearing it symbolizes traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation.

The pleats  symbolise the seven virtues of budo...

1 - Yuki... courage, valor, bravery.

2 - Jin... humanity, charity, benevolence.

3 - Gi... justice, honour, righteousness, integrity.

4 - Rei... etiquette, courtesy.

5 - Makoto... sincerity, honesty, reality.

6 - Chugi... loyalty, fidelity, devotion.

7 - Meiyo... reputation, dignity, prestige.

Hakama are also part of the every-day wear of Shinto priests who maintain and perform services at special Japanese shrines.

How to Wear and Fold
an Aikido Hakama



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