Back in July, I briefly mentioned using baby powder to keep my hands from sticking to my naginata when I'm sweaty. I used to keep regular loose baby powder in a little vial, but that sometimes made a mess on my hakama (pants). Someone in my Naginata club then showed me that baby powder comes in compact (solid) form. I ordered some from amazon.co.jp, but you can also find it elsewhere. It's much less messy!
I also finally bought myself a second gi (uniform). And to confirm what I wrote in my previous post, size 4 hakama do indeed fit me better than size 5. and a size 2 keiko-gi (top) also fits fine, although I might be able to go even smaller!