For beginners to Karate and for people who love the lightweight Karate gi feel. This is an excellent gi to choose. They don’t have that paper thin quality that comes with a lot of Gi’s in this price range. They are also much softer and more comfortable than most. If you're starting out in Karate this is most likely the Gi you will start with. It's a super affordable price and gives you the user loads of time to discover and fall in love with the world of Karate before you possibly want to splash out on a more expensive Gi. Some people however will use a gi like this for their entire Karate career.
Seasoned Karateka will often use a lightweight karate gi like this for Kumite too, it's lightweight and perfect forsparring and competitions. Nice and lightweight it won't over heat you and keep you light and flowing. Also if you train in a hot training hall or dojo, especially in summer these are also a good option for the more experienced karateka.
This Lightweight Karate Gi comes complete with Gi top, trousers and white belt. Trousers have an elasticated waist with a drawstring. The white belt is relative in size to the gi you’re buying. The lightweight karate gi is made from a 65/35% Polyester/Cotton mix and comes in at 8oz in weight. All Karate gi in past have all been made from 100% cotton, but these days with cotton prices the cheaper level gi's are not able to do that, so mix it with polyester and maintain natural comfortable fee. A bonus of this is you get way less shrinkage. A good solid gi that will work hard for you.
“As you work through the grades make sure you always wash your Lightweight Karate Gi separate to your belt. Unless you want a change in Gi colour’”
Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
The Lightweight Karate Gi sizes are based on height of the person. For instance a 3/160 is based on someone of an average build who is 160cm in height. You will get a bit of shrinkage from the polycotton mix but nowhere near as much than the 100% cotton varieties
Lightwieght Karate Gi sizes available are:
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]