2020 Year End Schedule

Firstly, it should be noted that the recommendations here are for the traditional karate-ka.  Sports karate tends to be more commercialised, which is reflected in the availability of non-traditional styles and branding, particularly for the competitive sports kumite specialists.  Such options tend not to be hard wearing enough for all-round training and are not considered here.

There will come a time when you feel your karate gi should reflect the level of skill that you have reached.  You might consider replacing those limp looking light weight pyjamas with something of more quality that shows your commitment to the art.  But what will be a good replacement choice?  Should you order a heavy grade gi from your club and leave it up to them?