These Traditional Black Hakama have everything you’d expect from a Hakama. Suitable for Aikido, Ju Jitsu and Kendo practitioners as well as all Japanese sword styles. They are mad ein the 'horse riding style Hakama' which have become the standard design for martial arts Hakama. With two pleats at the back and the asymmetrical 5 at the front, 3 on one side and 2 on the other, which matches a lot of Japanese asymmetrical design. Some say it is for your leg which needs to swing over a horse.
These Traditional Black Hakama also come with the front and back ties, made from the same material as the Hakama themselves and the back board, which is standard on all martial arts Hakama.They are made from a mix of Polyester and Rayon, 65/35% respectively, which is also standard for most Hakama on the market these days.
We have added an image in the selection above, which shows you how to fold your Traditional Black Hakama properly. So you can keep your Traditional Black Hakama as smart as possible, and holdin the pleats as long as posisble to avoid constant ironing. Some people also will draep the Hakama over a back of a chair or something equivalent to help keep the pleats in.
“Washing in a machine will wash out the pleats so make sure you’re ready for a bit of careful ironing to get them back in. Storing flat and folded properly will keep the shape.”
Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
The Traditional Black Hakama come in Small, Medium and Large and XL. We currently don’t do children’s sizes so these are all adult sizes. For a normal build Small would be equivalent to someone approximately 160cm in height, medium around 170cm, etc etc. If you want your hakama to the ground, you may want to go a size up. Sizes available in the Traditional Black Hakama are:
- 3/160 = Small
- 4/170 = Medium
- 5/180 = Large
- 6/190 = Large
If you're not sure what size you need, please contact us at our shop to discuss your best option, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]