Started by TerrorDæmonum, December 28, 2021, 12:58:44 AM
Quote from: drummerboy on December 28, 2021, 10:52:44 AM When we did martial arts she of course wore the uniform gi pants, not sexy in any sense of the word.
Quote from: Jayne on December 28, 2021, 10:59:34 AMQuote from: drummerboy on December 28, 2021, 10:52:44 AM When we did martial arts she of course wore the uniform gi pants, not sexy in any sense of the word. I find it hard to imagine anything more practical and modest than a gi.
Quote from: Maximilian on December 28, 2021, 03:18:14 PMAsians do not agree with you. Females traditionally wore female dress for martial arts. They did not consider martial arts an excuse to wear male clothing.
Quote from: Pæniteo on December 28, 2021, 03:45:08 PMFemales did not traditionally train as soldiers in most Asian countries, especially those which are most known for international martial sports.
Quote from: Pæniteo on December 28, 2021, 03:45:08 PMThe gi is derived from a kimono though, and you can see in your video that is what they are wearing.
Quote from: Maximilian on December 28, 2021, 04:00:43 PMKendo and archery, as depicted in the photos above, are both traditionally practiced by females. And they wear female clothes, including long skirts, when they practice them.
QuoteAnother traditional female martial art was the naginata. During the warring states period, females would practice the naginata in order to be able to protect their honor if their castle was overrun by the enemy.
QuoteHere is an authentic photo of naginata practice from the Thirties in which the females are all wearing female clothing, including kimonos and long skirts.
QuoteYes, they are wearing kimonos. There are female kimonos and male kimonos. Females wear female clothes while practicing martial arts.
QuoteThe Hakama is one of the most well-known traditional pieces of a Samurai?s outfit and is also known as the popular martial arts pants that is part of the training uniform worn in various Japanese martial arts such as Iaido, Aikido, Kendo, and Kyudo.[...]Men and women?s Kendo uniforms both feature the hakama, and when speaking of the Kendo Hakama, it features seven finely-made pleats where five are located in front while the two other pleats can be found at the back. It states that each of these seven pleats exhibits the seven virtues of the Bushido or what most people know, the Way of the Samurai.
QuoteHakama: Traditional Japanese ClothingWhile most foreigners know about kimono, another traditional Japanese garment called hakama is not that known amongst most foreign visitors in Japan. Hakama are the skirt-like pants that are worn over a kimono. It is a traditional piece of samurai clothing, and it was originally meant to protect a horseman's legs. At one point, samurai as a class dismounted and became more like foot-soldiers. They, however, persisted in wearing horseman's garb because it set them apart and made them easily identifiable.There are different styles of hakama. The type worn by martial artists today is called the joba hakama, the garment is similar to pants and it is very comfortable for walking. Another type of hakama that is more like a skirt, called the lantern hakama, was worn on visits to the shogun or Emperor.[...]Wearing HakamaHakama can be worn over any type of kimono except for the yukata, the colorful summer kimono. The garment used to be a required part of men's wear. In modern times men only still wear hakama for very formal occasions such as tea ceremonies, weddings, and funerals. Hakama are also regularly worn by practitioners of a variety of martial arts, such as Karate, Kendo, Iaido, Taido, Aikido, Ryu-te, and Ky?d?.Women rarely wear hakama except at graduation ceremonies and for traditional Japanese sports such as Ky?d?, Aikido, and Kendo. The most iconic image of women in hakama is the Miko shrine maiden who assists in the maintenance and ceremonies of Shinto shrines. And because the Hakama was originally a battle uniform for Samurai, it has great mobility and it is exceptionally functional in comparison with kimono.The hakama represents the values of the samurai, therefore the person wearing one should honor these values. Kimono is traditional Japanese clothing, while Hakama represents the honorary status of samurai. If you visit Japan it is recommended to have the experience of wearing a hakama.
Quote from: Jayne on December 28, 2021, 05:46:04 PMTrousers would be fitted around the stump of the missing leg, like this:But a skirt would not:
Quote from: Pæniteo on December 28, 2021, 05:55:50 PMBut, I meant it as a philosophical question: no leg at all. That means, no residual limb at all. A truly one legged person.
QuoteLabov investigated the borders of words and concepts and the working of categorization in everyday communication. In a study drawings of ,,containers" with different formal characteristics where shown to participants. They had to assign them with either ,,cup", ,,bowl" or ,,vase". The decision gradually changed when they where asked to imagine the object filled with flowers or mashed potatoes for example. The categorization seems to be context dependent and fuzzy. Prototype theory in general states that we imagine categories of things around a strong member or representative of the category. It often refers to Wittgenstein's concept of ,,Familienähnlichkeit" (family likeness).
Quote from: Jayne on December 28, 2021, 06:37:04 PMWe were getting into this with hakama too. Are they skirt-like trousers or trouser-like skirts? The way we organize this sort of information in our minds is largely context dependent.