Expert BLS 専門家 Satin Black Belt
Choose Your Options
The Expert 専門家 (Senmonka) is made with a 100% thick canvas core and covered with an outer layer of special high grade satin. It has been described as the "look of silk at the cost of satin". Sewn with 11 rows of reinforced stitching for resilience and a beautiful finish. Available in standard and extra width. For EXTRA WIDTH belts choose one size longer so that the embroidery will not be lost in the knot when tied. It is designed to last and wear down gradually giving it the desired time honored look.
Tokaido Japan provides the highest quality embroidery in Japanese or English. No company can surpass the level of embroidery perfected by Tokaido.
The secret in the manufacturing of our belts is that the parts are cut and embroidered separately before being assembled and sewn together. This is the reason why they are so strong, neat and beautifully finished. The embroidery will not show through on the reverse side. This is the hallmark of a true, Made in Japan - Tokaido Black Belt.
In TOKAIDO’s continuing commitment to quality and customer service we have decided to add 3 font options for our black belt embroidery. Below from left to right we are offering:
Left Choice 昇龍 translated as “Rising Dragon”. (Default font)
Middle Choice 太行書 translated as “Bold Cursive”.
Right Choice 龍神 translated as “Dragon God”.
Each kanji font has it’s own character with the Left Choice described as crisp and clear, the Middle Choice characterized as strong and bold, and the Right Choice as sophisticated and detailed. TOKAIDO is happy to provide this choice and we hope you will appreciate these new options.
Please note: the Left Choice 昇龍 “Rising Dragon” is the default font and will be used if neither of the other two are chosen.
You may choose to embroider your style name and/or your personal name. For Japanese text, please select from the pop up menus by clicking on the Kanji Style Names or the Names in Japanese Katakana below the field that you desire. If your Style or Name is not in the menu then use this Google Translate link https://translate.google.com/#en/ja/ to CREATE and then COPY and PASTE into the field(s) you desire. We will confirm that the translation is correct before production. If you prefer English/Roman letters, then type directly in the field(s) of your choice.
As with all black belts that are made in Japan by Tokaido Japan, each one is made as it is ordered. This way we can ensure that you receive the best kuroobi possible. Currently un-embroidered belts require 2 weeks and embroidered belts require 5 weeks.
If you have any considerations you would like us to consider please write in the "Notes" box to let us know. You can also upload a document or picture.
How to Order
If you would like more detailed information on how to order click here: How to Order
Love the belt, but time will tell
Posted by Brandon on 11th Apr 2019
This is my 4th Tokaido belt I have had, and the second with embroidery. My last belt i had a little trouble with the embroidery trying to come unstitched or ravel within only a few weeks. I just received the belt last week so only time will tell. I look forward to the days where I can tie a tokaido black belt on my boys.
Tokaido Note: Thank you for your review. As the belt ages there will be threads that come undone. You can safely cut them without damaging the integrity of the belt.
Posted by Petrus on 24th Mar 2019
Arrived on time and quality of workmen’s ship is above standard.
TOKAIDO note. Thank you for your review.
Excellent Workmanship But May Not Be Suitable For Training
Posted by Thamrin on 21st Feb 2019
I ordered this belt last year after getting my Dan ranking and I have to say that this is a very good quality belt. My only complaint is that the belt is too stiff, perhaps because I ordered the 4.5 cm width belt. As a result, after tying the belt, the knot will sometimes come loose during training.
Perhaps my review could be biased as I haven't got a chance to use the 4 cm width model, but otherwise the belt is excellent, shiny black with good embroidery and good quality workmanship. I think the belt could be better if not so stiff so we can tie the knot properly.
TOKAIDO note: Yes the satin belts do take time to wear in so that the knot will not come loose. After time and more wear, we believe you will be satisfied.
Posted by Ivan on 2nd Jan 2019
Best product I've always buy from tokaido japan.
Tokaido Japan Note: Thank you!
Embroidered black belt
Posted by Kevin on 22nd Oct 2018
Great belt, looks great, embroidery is awesome, thank you.
TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your review. Enjoy your belt.
Posted by Angelo Skordos on 20th Oct 2018
As expected, received my order of the belts and very happy with the level of craftsmanship here! Stunning work on the stitching and the satin overlay. Flawless and for a very reasonable price! Thanks again Tokaido team! You never disappoint!
TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your kind, thoughtful review.
Expert BLS 専門家 Satin Black Belt
Posted by Kevin Ross on 2nd Oct 2018
From the ease of use of the website, with everything explained very simply, to the quality of the finished product, this is a very proud and professional company.
Regular e.mail updates keep you informed of the progress of your belt. When you see the quality of the finished product you can understand why you have to wait.
A proud company and beautiful product, quality with excellent customer service.
TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your detailed review. We are happy you are pleased and look forward to serving you again.
Very well made belt
Posted by Brandon Sowry on 3rd Sep 2018
Belt was made perfectly. I received the wrong label but that is an easy fix. Will be getting all of my students kuro obi from tokaido.
TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your review and we are sorry about and will correct the error.
Premium quality belt
Posted by Manny on 30th Aug 2018
There is no doubt when you're looking for quality you start with Tokaido. Extremely happy with my belt. Almost don't want to use it because it looks like a piece of art.
TOKAIDO message: Thank you for your nice review.
Excellent quality and Excellent customer service
Posted by EM on 27th Jul 2018
This is my 3rd belts that I have ordered from Tokaido. Their craftsmanship and professionalism are beyond excellent. Shipmment is very reliable as well. Super communicative consumer service. Than you so much!