PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO CLASS ON THE KAMEHAMEHA DAY HOLIDAY (Tuesday, June 11).
Don Sensei has some information about the Hakama to share with everyone. Did you know that the Hakama that the sensei wear have 7 pleats and that each of these pleats have a special meaning?
7 HAKAMA PLEATS
1) Yuki = courage, valor, bravery
2) Jin = humanity, charity, benevolence
3) Gi = justice, righteousness, integrity
4) Rei = etiquette, courtesy, civility (also means bow/obeisance)
5) Makoto = sincerity, honesty, reality
6) Chugi = loyalty, fidelity, devotion
7) Meiyo = honor, credit, glory; also reputation, dignity, prestige
Interested in seeing some video of Ueshiba Sensei, the founder of Aikido? Check out the Youtube link below: