Apparel

karategi

Get the Shiranamikai look

Karate Suit

A karategi is the plain white uniform worn during practise. Prices range from as little as £20 rising to £200-plus for a good quality suit from Japan. If you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush into purchasing one until you’re sure you wish to continue. Jogging bottoms and a tee is fine to start with.

For junior beginners, expect to pay around £35 for a reasonable quality lightweight karategi. Teens and adults will be looking at around £45. The best quality karate suits by the likes of Hirota, Shobu and Tokaido are an investment, in much the same way as a premium brand of jeans and shirt.

When you are ready to buy, read up on the various options available. Your instructor may already have some in stock and can offer advice on suitable options.

softshell

Softshell Jacket

A club jacket isn’t essential but they look good and are easy to throw on before and after training (or during, if enjoying the seasonal weather outdoors!).

Made to order featuring an easy-care, soft shell outer and a cosy, fleece-lined inner. Cut to sit just right over your karategi. Kids get on-trend reflective details.

tees

Tees

We source the best-quality cotton for our limited edition t-shirts. Designed to be worn instead of your gi, not underneath it.

Perfect for showing support to loved ones at competitions, gradings and courses without screaming, “karate!”, as you’ll likely be doing that yourself.