KONGO SAB 金剛 Heavyweight Black Uniform
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The KONGO 金剛 (Indestructible) Heavyweight Black Uniform, designed for practitioners of Japan's original martial arts.TOKAIDO was the first to manufacture the black uniform based on requests from these styles to provide a comfortable, stealthy uniform. The KONGO 金剛 (Indestructible) Heavyweight Black Uniform soon gained in popularity and is now preferred by many styles throughout the world for its superior deep dark black color and distinctive crafstmanship. The KONGO 金剛 is made from 100% cotton canvas #10 and is ideal for wicking away sweat.
Important note: The KONGO 金剛 is produced in the traditional way which will create some inconsistent color patterns over time. This is normal and to be expected much in the same way our black belts change with hard training. In fact, this is the mark of real training and is looked on with respect in Japan. In any case, it is important to wash the uniform individually in cold water with a mild liquid soap for the best results.
Please click here for the KONGO 金剛 Measurement Size Chart to confirm that the uniform has the measurements you desire for a proper fit.
Anticipated shrinkage when properly cared for: Length up to 2.3%. Width: up to 3%.
Tokaido Japan provides the highest quality embroidery in Japanese or English. No company can surpass the level of embroidery perfected by Tokaido. You may choose to embroider your style name and/or your personal name in the general locations designated in the uniform graphic. 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 uniforms 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 uniform possible. Currently unembroidered and embroidered uniforms require up to 8 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.
Heavyweight Dōgi Done Right
Posted by Roger White on 2nd Jun 2023
History made Tokaido the first name in karategi. Before that Tōde and Karate had no dōgi at all. The first to make them set a standard that all others have tried to copy but none have surpassed. They are not inexpensive, but a lot of labor goes into making them just right. I prefer a very heavyweight karategi, which the KONGO SAB 金剛 is. My school does multiple disciplines which makes the black uniform appropriate. Pure Karatedō would require all white. This is the kind of dōgi that can handle all of the training one can manage and still be fit to be handed down as an heirloom to another generation.
TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your comprehensive and historical review. We look forward to serving you again.
KONGO SAB 金剛 Heavyweight Black Uniform
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Mar 2023
Peerless craftsmanship and excellent customer service.
TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your concise review. We look forward to serving you again.
Posted by Chris Hill on 7th Dec 2020
The Kongo SAB is a super high quality product which looks and feels great. The product is built to last. Top quality service once again from Tokaido.
TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your review.
Posted by Chris on 13th Aug 2020
The Kongo SAB is a very high quality gi and well worth the money. I can see the item lasting many years.
TOKAIDO note: Thank you and we hope you enjoy it for many years to come.
Posted by Sensei Judy Cook on 29th May 2019
I am delighted with my new Black Kongo SAB. This is my 3rd Tokaido Gi and I wouldn't wear anything less.
The tracking was very efficient and I received it in good time and condition.
I have had some nice comments at the dojo as well.
Thanks for your good service and attention.
TOKAIDO: We hope you enjoy it.
Fits great! The Ultimate
Posted by Alex Lopez on 3rd Apr 2019
I’m pleased with the size and the quality of the Gi. My Martial Arts feel better already. Looking forward to another 10 years with this Gi.
Tokaido Note: Thank you. We are happy to hear it.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Feb 2019
This was to augment the same gi I have had for 5 years and used for hard training 2-3 times per week. That one is still in great shape showing minor signs of wear. With the second I expect about 10 years for each. They have a great trimmer looking cut and just look, feel and perform better than other top brands I have had.
TOKAIDO note: We are really happy to see that you are taking good care of your uniform so it will last. Of course it is financially better for us to sell more uniforms but quality must be the priority. Please enjoy your new Kongo well into the future.
Posted by email@example.com on 2nd Mar 2018
I’m very happy with the excellent quality and attention to detail.
Posted by Sensei M on 13th Dec 2017
The KONGO 金剛 (Indestructible) Heavyweight Black Uniform lives up to every expectation. You will not be disappointed. The attention to detail is of the highest quality and the embroidery is equal in quality. Highly recommend ~ Sensei M