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 5980 66th St N Suite M
St Petersburg FL 33709
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Uniform Guides

There are three garments used for everyday sword practice.  These are the keikogi 稽古着 (practice top), obi 帯 (belt), and hakama 袴 (pleated pants).  These must be put on properly and the details may change based on the style of swordsmanship practiced.  We have included some guides on how to put on the practice uniform and how to fold the hakama.

Tabi 足袋 (split socks) may also be worn during practice and zori 草履 (sandals) can be worn outside the dojo.  Tabi make it easier to slide the feet on some practice floors.  Zori come in quite handy since shoes are not allowed in the dojo and they are easy to get off and on when moving to and from the practice floor.