If you are planning on entering competitions, you will need a heavyweight Karate gi. Competitions can be very stiff, and judges can be impressed by a well taken care of, well cut, heavyweight gi. These gis are soft and comfortable enough that they can be used for everyday training, but stiff enough that they make a rewarding snaping sound when a sharp move is executed.
The Ronin Brand 12oz Heavyweight Karate gi is comparable to the Shureido K-10 Heavyweight gi
. Because Shureido is known in the Karate world as the Rolls Royce of Karate gear, they tend to be expensive. The Ronin Heavyweight Gi is much less expensive and still gives you the same quality.
The Ronin Heavyweight Karate gi is made of 100% cotton Duck Canvas, as most good heavyweight gis are. It is cut in the traditional style, but is actually cut a bit large because it will shrink anywhere from 1 to 3 inches when it is first washed and dried. The pants are the traditional drawstring pants.
If you are looking for a High quality Black belt to go along with your gi, you may want to think about the Ronin Brand Deluxe Black Belt
. They are always available iand compliment the Ronin Heavyweight Karate gi perfectly.
The black uniform will be $3.00 extra.
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