What kind of obi for your Iai style?

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islandtime

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Just wondering. Different Iai styles use different obi.
Some use a karate belt under the hakama and some don't

What style are you and what do you use for a belt?

Thanks
Gene Gabel:asian:
 
I am a bit out of the loop on this one, but here goes.....

When I was studying Iai formally, I was studying Seitei/Eishin-Ryu. We would wear the traditional obi. You can see these at http://www.nosyuiaido.com .

For my tastes, a karate belt isn't wide enough to hold down the saya (scabbard) effectively. Your mileage may vary.

Peace--
 
Arnisador, can you give that another look? I got an "invalid link" when I tried to follow it.

Thanks!!

Peace--
 
Originally posted by islandtime

Just wondering. Different Iai styles use different obi.
Some use a karate belt under the hakama and some don't

What style are you and what do you use for a belt?

Thanks
Gene Gabel:asian:
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Sorry, I forgot to add my styles

We use the 4in Iai Obi from Sakura.com


Gene Gabel:asian:
 
Originally posted by tonbo

For my tastes, a karate belt isn't wide enough to hold down the saya (scabbard) effectively. Your mileage may vary.

Peace--

I prefer a "karate belt", but a lot of them I've pratice with used a iaido belt, witch is wider and softer. I felt that it held my saya to hard to my body, and hindering movement. So I kep to my "karate belt". The down side of this is that a loos "karate belt" has a tendancy to let the saya "fall down".

/Yari
 

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