Grand Master BLH
Choose Your Options
The Grand Master BLH is our absolute finest. The Grand Master is made of a 100% thick canvas core, covered with an outer layer of special high grade silk. 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. The Grand Master is designed to last and wear down slowly giving it a time honored feel.
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 kuruoobi that are made in Japan by Tokaido Japan, each uniform is made as it is ordered. This way we can ensure that you receive the best belt possible. Currently un-embroidered belts require 3 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
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Great service & quality
Posted by K Pollard on 9th Mar 2022
Ordered two of these belts now for both of my children. Made a mistake on the size, but this was swiftly rectified via email.
Belts are of a superior quality - ordered the extra width Grandmaster both times.
Will be definitely ordering one for myself :)
TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your review and we look forward to serving you for your belt soon.
Tokaido Silk Black Belt (GRAND MASTER BLH)
Posted by Kaizen Karate Club (UK) on 27th Jan 2022
The quality of these belts are absolutely outstanding. I ordered 3 belts which were delivered on time. Tokaido kept me informed at each stage of the manufacturing to the delivery date. I have 3 very happy students who are proud to wear their Tokaido Silk Black Belt.
Another belt ordered two weeks ago.
TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your review and we are happy that you are satisfied.
Posted by Scott Elsdon on 26th Jan 2022
I had been saving for this, something I wanted to aspire to since my Sensei had a silk decades ago. I wasn't disappointed. The weight and feel is great. I went for the slightly wider belt and was impressed. The stitching of the embroidery is perfection. The communication was great also. Thank you.
TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your comprehensive review and we are happy that you are satisfied.
Posted by Mark on 20th Jan 2022
My belt is fantastic! I received it via courier early and took it out to inspect. The embroidery looks absolutely top notch. The belt has a luxurious feel to it.
I am a first time buyer but my Father bought his obi from Tokaido.
I purchased this obi in preparation for my black belt grading and is on my vision board awaiting me earning my Shodan. I look forward to the day I can wear my first black belt from a fantastic supplier of karate gear!
TOKAIDO note: Thank you and enjoy your test and wearing your new belt.
Great belt not the best embroidery
Posted by Steve Peters on 14th Jan 2022
I am very happy with my belt. The only thing that I feel let’s it down is the embroidery. There are 5 characters on each end of my belt and I thought that they would be aligned. One set is a set height because of the label the other set is a full character below which I feel disrupts the balance of the belt. My last belt now over 40years old is balanced in this way. I have ordered another one and asked for the embroidery to be aligned in this way I hope it is.
TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your review and we are sorry that this wasn't communicated about before production. Traditionally TOKAIDO does not align the characters unless specifically requested to do so. We have received your second order and request and will make it so. Again, apologies for this.
Great Master BLH: Best belt so far
Posted by Yves Lemay on 16th Dec 2021
Impressive belt! I bought one for myself some years ago and I did not hesitate to buy a new one for my daughter. I added the black belt presentation box to make it even more special! Both the box and the belt makes an amazing and outstanding gift to a young and passionate karateka.
TOKAIDO note. Happy to hear about a family training together. We hope she enjoys the belt.
Posted by Unknown on 16th Dec 2021
Great attention for detail and high quality. Definitely worth the price and the perfect gift.
TOKAIDO note. We are glad you are happy with the gift.
Best product ever
Posted by Mike on 10th Dec 2021
The product is of a very high quality and very beautifully done. Worth all the money.
TOKAIDO note. Thank you for such high praise.
What a lovely piece
Posted by Kim on 16th Nov 2021
Received my satin black belt today. I used in on training today. What a lovely belt (ok, it will need a bit of break in before it get perfect - but that is another story).
Thanks to Tokaido team that had fixed the small changes made after I ordered it. (People be aware that nr 3 is the label side), But they fixed that, and I am really happy with my new belt.
Tokaido just delivered the piece I wanted. It is so beatiful and top notch. No gift box or extra to pay for. Just a top-of-the-line plain belt, A belt that has but two places to be: Either in the bag, or on the waist (it'll never touch the floor :-)
TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your review and we are happy you like it.
A perfect product
Posted by Unknown on 18th Sep 2021
One top product. Congratulations to the Tokaido team. Greetings from Croatia.
TOKAIDO note. Thank you, we aim to please.
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