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Grand Master BLH


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Product Description

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.

Custom Embroidery 

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 sideThis 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 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.

Production Time 

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 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


Product Reviews

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  1. Great quality

    Posted by Marco on 17th Jul 2020

    The quality and feeling is great like the embroideries. I'm also well surprised because it arrived earlier that expected, just the box is a little small for the size and don't close completely, surely the belt will last long time of practice. Well done.

    TOKAIDO note: Thank you and enjoy.

  2. More than expected

    Posted by Ariel on 9th Jul 2020

    This belt is just awesome, beautiful and perfect, it shines but is not exaggerated, I would recommend to pick the standard size and not the extra wide if you are not going to embroider it, cause it will be easier to keep the knot done, I made a mistake with the size cause I measured my old one and it was 284 cm. therefore I ordered size 5 which is 280 cm but I feel it short, probably I will order it again but in size 6, definitely I thing it's the best belt you will ever have.

    TOKAIDO Note: Thank you for great review and we are sorry to hear that your ordered it a little too short. Please email us and we will give you a discount on the 2nd belt.


    Posted by Igor on 25th May 2020

    First of all thank you for the belt, and to everyone who worked on it.
    Belt is excellent quality, simply perfection.
    It would be nice to also have option for labels at least from the major Okinawan traditional styles of Karate Do. TOKAIDO note: Thank you and we are glad you like it.

  4. Where else would but a black belt

    Posted by Carl Snell on 8th Apr 2020

    This is the third black belt I have bought and again the quality and the service were without doubt excellent.
    this is the last one in our family but if there was another we would buy from here!

    TOKAIDO note: Thank you and we hope you make another family member soon so we can provide another to your family ;-)

  5. Hands down the best - Grand Master Black Belt with complex dragon god embroidery

    Posted by R. Leite on 23rd Feb 2020

    This was my fifth order from Tokaido in the last 2 to 3 years. I now realize what I had been missing on in my first 40 years of Shotokan Karate. At least now I know who I am going to buy from in the next 40 years. The new Dragon God embroidery is a treat. Beautiful and precise. The finest materials coupled with Tokaido's famous craftsmanship. I absolutely recommend Tokaido products - specially the Gis and belts to all family and friends at the dojo. Great products, good purchase experience and a reliable company. My only recommendation is that you read carefully the measurement charts and product description before placing your order as the return process may be cumbersome for some countries.

    TOKAIDO Note: Thank you for your wonderful and informative review. We hope others will follow your advice and look forward to your future orders.

  6. Black belt master silk

    Posted by Unknown on 20th Feb 2020

    Amazing belt, looks perfect, soft at touch. Not yet in use, my son is going for the BB in two weeks. It arrived relatively in time, but it was ordered after Christmas, in a period when companies are submerged by orders. Hope I will buy one for me too in the future!!!!

  7. Perfetta

    Posted by ivo igor pedrini on 5th Feb 2020

    Ottima cintura . Qualità generale e dei ricami veramente al top . Arrivata anche prima del previsto . Ho seguito il consiglio di prenderla qualche centimetro più lunga in quanto spessore e larghezza sono più ampi delle cinture economiche ed é perfetta . Ogni karateka dovrebbe averne una.

    Translation: Excellent belt. Overall quality and really top embroidery. Arrived even earlier than expected. I followed the advice to take it a few centimeters longer as thickness and width are wider than economic belts and it is perfect. Every karateka should have one.

    TOKAIDO note: Grazie per la tua opinione! Thank you for your review!

  8. Black belt master embroidered

    Posted by Mark Mccormack on 12th Dec 2019

    The belt arrived on time. It was just as I ordered, nice quality. The company have communicated well with regards to production status and delivery. The only thing is they do not sell a box that will accommodate this belt which is a shame as I would be happy to purchase one from them. I would suggest that after spending a significant amount of money on the belt I would have been happy to invest in a suitable belt box for it. The belt came in a clear plastic bag which was a little disappointing. However the belt itself is first class, the company are good to deal with, I highly recommend them and have bought another belt from them as well.

    TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your comprehensive review and we look forward to serving you in the future.

  9. Best

    Posted by David HN635 An on 12th Dec 2019

    Not to argue, silk and embroidery techniques of the Tokaido are perfect

    You will not regret owning it.

    TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your review and we are happy that you have no regrets.

  10. Extremely pleased!

    Posted by Pastor Carter on 30th Oct 2019

    I couldn't be happier with my new black-belt! The quality craftsmanship and beautiful embroidery make this belt one-of-a-kind! It is exactly what I wanted and was hoping for. I will wear this belt with pride for years to come!

    TOKAIDO note: Thank you for this heartfelt review. We are always happy to hear that we made someone satisfied.

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