The sizing on this uniform is probably not what you’re expecting. PLEASE make sure you check our size charts to ensure you’ll get a good fit as we wish to save you the trouble of doing an exchange. (though we DO have the most productive exchange policy in the industry!)
A black extra heavy weight “instructors” karate gi. It’s made of long-strand 14 oz 100% brushed cotton canvas so it’s much softer than traditional heavy canvas uniforms (we got tired of washing our uniforms for a year to get them to soften up – if you LIKE getting rubbed raw from a new canvas uniform, this isn’t the one to get).
We had these made with a stable black dye to keep away from all but the slightest running throughout the first washes. On the other hand, it is going to show “character” after the first wash, so if you wish to have something on the way to stay “coal black” eternally, you’ll’t go with 100% cotton. We’d recommend a cotton/poly uniform as an alternative.
This Piranha Gear brand gi includes pants with a traditional drawstring waist, reinforced groin, and heavy stitching during. The pants, jacket and sleeves all have 8 rows of stitching at the hem.
We were tired of the drawstrings and jacket ties calling it quits so soon. Ours are made of the same heavy material as the uniform (but quadruple folded). We even have a nylon lining put inside the pant’s drawstring “tunnel”. So tightening them is much easier – especially when they get sweaty.
This jacket has shorter “work-out” or “tournament” length sleeves (4/5 length) relatively than full length “formal” sleeves and they ride a couple inches above your wrist.
These uniforms do generally tend to run a little large, so in case you are unsure of the fit, we recommend that you get the smaller size.
This is NOT intended for beginning students and we might suggest you imagine a light weight gi before making an investment in any such. It does NOT come with a belt because, honestly, you most likely have already got one in case you are ordering this…
Extra heavy weight, soft brushed 14 oz (!) cotton – commonly known as “Iron Man” weight fabric.
8 rows of stitching for hems on the sleeves and pants – with reinforcements in high stress areas like armpits and groin.
Ideal choice for any student or instructor on the lookout for super heavy pants for any style of karate. Great “pop” on account of the 14 ounce fabric.