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Martial arts uniforms (or other “special” clothing) are a tradition in many East Asian martial arts (particularly many from China and Japan). Depending on the dojo, beginners may be allowed to “test the water” before investing in a uniform. However, once the student has decided to take up the study of the martial art, it is generally expected that he acquire the traditional training uniform. Often the martial arts uniform facilitates safety and ease of movement in addition to respecting tradition.

Japanese Aikido Gi

Aikido Gi

From what I gather, the two most popular Japanese makers of Aikido Gi are Iwata and Tozando. I’ve neither purchased nor worn a gi from either of these makers. So, I can’t attest to the quality. However, the general consensus

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