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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 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 un-embroidered uniforms require 5 weeks and embroidered uniforms require 6 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. The Best

    Posted by Nick Macfarren on 6th Sep 2019

    The best .. super quality as always .. Thank you very much ...

    TOKAIDO note.. Thank you.

  2. Still #1

    Posted by David Feigel on 15th Jul 2019

    I've been a Tokaido customer since the late 60's and the product quality never wavers! Top notch! Thanks for keeping a traditional cut available. I find the SAW uniform cut to be the most comfortable.

    TOKAIDO note: Thank you! We aim to please.

  3. Tokaido SAW - worldwide standard

    Posted by eglsaeer josef on 17th Apr 2019

    I am using Tokaido SAW for more than 40 years now. Still the best!

    TOKAIDO note: 40 years?! Very happy to hear it.

  4. Best

    Posted by on 1st Mar 2019

    There is no better, I can wear no other.

    Tokaido note. Wonderful, thank you.

  5. Great

    Posted by Carlos Alberto Laurindo on 15th Feb 2019

    I'm very happy, Congratulations Japan!

    Tokaido note. Thank you for your review.

  6. Excelente Qualidade

    Posted by Wallace Ferreira on 6th Oct 2018

    Produto de excelente qualidade. Estou muito satisfeito com o atendimento. O prazo de atendimento foi muito menor do que o esperado. Parabéns.

    TOKAIDO Note: Thank you!

  7. 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.

  8. 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....

  9. 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.

  10. High quality product

    Posted by Andri on 18th Jul 2018

    High quality product, more than we expected.

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