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SAW Traditional Heavyweight Uniform

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Product Description

The SAW Traditional Heavyweight Uniform is the original heavyweight Vintage Style uniform created by TOKAIDO's founder at the direction of various sensei in Japan. Made of 100% 12oz no.10 cotton canvas, the SAW uses TOKAIDO's original "Standard Cut"of longer sleeves and trousers with a shorter jacket. Created from the requests of karate's pioneers the SAW still remains a favorite of traditional karate practitioners even today.

Please click here for the SAW Traditional Heavyweight Measurement Size Chart to confirm that the uniform has the measurements you desire for a proper fit.

The uniform will shrink 2.2% in length and 1.8% in width.

Custom Embroidery 

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.

Production Time 

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 uniforms require 1 week and embroidered uniforms require 3 weeks.


If you have any considerations you would like us to take into consideration 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. Tokaido for Soo Bahk Do

    Posted by Steve DIaz on 14th Sep 2018

    There is no comparison between Tokaido uniforms and the rest in the martial arts world. Totally in its own class. If you are a serious martial artist, then this is for you. Don't settle for any other. You won't regret it. That said, I prefer this cut as a Korean martial art practitioner. Lots of room to kick.

    TOKAIDO note: Interesting comparison, thank you for your review.

  2. Tokaido Saw Heavyweight Traditional Uniform.

    Posted by Juan Carvajal L. on 3rd Aug 2018

    It is my first Tokaido karategui, it fulfilled all my expectations, excellent top range. Thank you very much....

  3. good product. sturdy material.

    Posted by Matthew A. Wagner on 27th Jul 2018

    I've owned a Tokaido gi before and when this one arrived I could tell that it was of the same high quality as my previous one. The only reason I'm giving this product a 4 rather than a 5 is because due to my build I have found it impossible to find a gi that was the right width and length. Whenever I purchase a gi, they all seem to be made for someone with a lanky type of build. Because I have wider shoulders and a more muscular build, any gi I purchase has to be modified to shorten the pants and sleaves. I hope in the future, they will design a gi for people with a broader frame like myself but for now Tokaido is my brand name of choice when it comes to karate uniforms. The last one I owned I have had for around 7-8 years with it taking heavy training throughout that whole time and it is only recently showing the damage of all that time. I would suggest this brand to anyone who wants something sturdy for heavy training because one of these will last you longer than 15 cheaply made karate uniforms.

    Note form TOKAIDO.
    Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are happy to have a 4 star review with this type of criticism and we will discuss the possibility of a uniform people with a "stockier" build. Again, thank you.

  4. High quality product

    Posted by Andri on 18th Jul 2018

    High quality product, more than we expected.

  5. Excellent

    Posted by Sensei Anibal on 8th May 2018

    I'm happy with your service. The gi is very good. More than what I expect.

  6. GREAT

    Posted by Nicolas jardin on 20th Apr 2018

    Karategi is just GREAT!!!!

  7. SAW karate Gi

    Posted by Unknown on 29th Mar 2018

    Since achieving black belt I wanted a more superior quality gi. I was very pleased with this traditional SAW gi. I ordered slightly bigger one to allow for shrinkage. The craftsmanship, quality of the fabric, stitching, colour and size are superior to any other gi I have owned, thank you.

  8. The Tokaido Saw Traditional uniform (Dogi) review

    Posted by Jon (dewclaw) on 26th Mar 2018

    I think the Tokaido Saw Heavyweight Traditional Uniform (Dogi), is by far, I think, the best uniform that Tokaido makes! It's the same dogi, that I wore 51 years ago when I was teaching Shotokan Karate Do in college, and I still have that uniform today! If you want the best, and want to look the best, order a Tokaido, Saw Heavyweight, Traditional, Uniform, today! They are true to size, if not a little big (but you can shrink it).

  9. A Quality Gi

    Posted by Rafael Algarin on 2nd Feb 2018

    I have not bought a new gi in many years. So, the fit and feel of the new gi took a little getting used to. But in the end, it is the best feeling and fitting gi I've ever owned. My only suggestion is if you're accustomed to size 6, go half size larger to 6.5.

  10. Worth every penny!

    Posted by Steve Diaz on 19th Jan 2018

    Material used has no equal. Stitching and craftsmanship are apparent throughout. Nothing elas comes close!

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