Japanese Cut Karate Gi

Article code: 76874444
SKU: kej-150
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  • Overview
  • Unless you pay a small fortune getting a custom Gi tailor made in Japan, this Japanese Cut Karate Gi is a great option. Lovely soft canvas and super traditional


Colour White
Fastening Ties
Material Cotton
With Belt? No
With Trousers Yes

Product details

  • Super traditional Japanese Cut Karate Gi.
  • Roomy, comfortable, soft, great ‘snap’
  • Tough, durable and looks great
  • The traditional shorter arms and legs with a long body
  • Very well made Gi at a great price.


Watch our video review on the Japanese Cut Karate Gi


Japanese Cut Karate Gi Description

Are you looking for that super traditional look and feel to your Gi? This is probably as close as you can get without traveling to Japan and finding a tailor to custom make one for you. Finally you can have a Gi you’ll love wearing and will constantly have jealous eyes from you training partners.


The style of cut came over with the Japanese when Karate first came to the West. Their Gi cut fitted them perfect but the arms and leg length was short for the westerners wearing those Gi's. Shortly after a European cut was created to match the 'correct fit'. However, since then people have liked the Japanese Cut Karate Gi as it gives a traditional 'old skool' feel to the Gi.


With this Japanese Cut Karate Gi you get none of this stiff cardboard heavyweight Gi nonsense, these Japanese Cut Karate Gi are made from a lovely soft 100% cotton canvas. It’s has all the features you’d expect from a top end Gi. a lovely roomy feel, a great snap with punches and kicks, quadruple stitched for strength and even seven rows of stitching in some places. The classic short arms and legs and the long body offer such a great look.


Perfect for Karate, especially as a winter Gi, but also used by Aikido practitioners. These Gi's are a 13oz canvas which is about twice the weight of our lightweight karate Gi of 7.5oz. Made from 100% cotton and a brushed cotton canvas so a super soft feel. These Gi's aren't preshrunk so expect some shrinkage especially if you hot wash them.


One of the best Karate Gi's on the market, don’t believe me, come to the shop and try one on, you’ll be amazed as me. You’ll be completely bemused at anyone spending £200+ on a Gi, it’s unnecessary after you’ve discovered these Japanese Cut Karate Gi

Advice from the shop on Japanese Cut Karate Gi

“Keep on a cool wash and perhaps invest in some white protecting washing powder to keep that lovely white colour. Grey Gi’s are never a good look.”

Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop

Sizing of Japanese Cut Karate Gi

The Japanese Cut Karate Gi sizes are based on height of the person. For instance a 3/160 is based on someone of a average build who is 160cm in height. You will get a bit of shrinkage from the 100% cotton fabric mix but the sizes are quite generous so you don’t really account for that when choosing your size.

The sizes available are:

  • 1/140
  • 2/150
  • 3/160
  • 4/170
  • 5/180
  • 6/190
  • 7/200

If you're not sure what size you need, please contact us at our shop to discuss your best option, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]


Watch our video on our Karate Gi Selection


Shipping your Japanese Cut Karate Gi

We have a few different options for posting your items at Enso Martial Arts Shop. Prices vary depending on the overall order, weight, size etc. The checkout page will automatically workout the possible options for you. 
We can send your item(s) in the following ways:
Courier Tracked - Order before 1pm, we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next working day, this is not a weekend service. It is fully tracked and we will send you the tracking number when we process your order.
Hermes - In our experience an extremely slow service, we cannot guarantee it will arrive. It isn't an option on the website for good reason, so if you want this pitiful service and your parcel thrown into a random hedge near your house, if you're lucky, just to save about £2 then simply call us on 0117 942 5832 and we can process your order over the phone. 
UPS Worldwide - For anywhere outside the UK, we can post the same day but delivery times are dependent on the destination. Approximate delivery times are as follows: 
  • Europe: 2-3 working days
  • USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: 3-4 working days
  • All other destinations: 4-7 working days.



4,8 stars based on 4 reviews

13 Sep 2023
james yarker
Great engagement when I called for advice on a purchase. Very speedy dispatch when ordered.
26 Oct 2021
Christopher Campbell
I really like the the quality of the Gi. However, I feel like I could have gone a full size down. The pants fit like a European cut and the arms were longer than expected as well. I have to roll up the pants and sleeves when training. Overall good quality, but sizing is something to really consider.
02 Jun 2021
Great service and a comfy gi
21 May 2021
Lisa Bayliss
First class back and I got to wear my new Japanese Cut Karate Gi. This Gi is very comfortable, soft but with enough weight to give a good snap when in line work or kata. The sizing and cut are perfect, I really recommend it. Thanks Enzo Martial Arts Shop

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