Shikon TAW 士魂 Samurai Spirit
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The SHIKON 士魂 is designed for everyday all around training. Strong enough to last yet light enough for comfort, the Shikon will provide you with many years of service. This uniform is ideal for everyday training. The Shikon uses no 11 cotton canvas designed for comfort that lasts. 100% cotton is the original wicking material that will keep moisture away from the body.
Please click here for the SHIKON 士魂 Measurement Size Chart to confirm that the uniform has the measurements you desire for a proper fit.
This uniform will shrink by 3% in length and about 2.8% in width.
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 uniforms require 1 week and embroidered uniforms require 3 weeks.
If you have any considerations you would like us to examine 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
Posted by Joeyforkeye on 10th Nov 2019
Very happy with this purchase. I purchased a 6 1/2 (I am 186cm and a slim build) and the fit is good - I prefer a slimmer fit and this design is spot on. If you are athletic or larger build you would definitely need to go 1/2 to a full size larger than specifications based on height. I was considering purchasing the 6 but am now very glad I went with the larger size. The construction is perfect and the canvas quality is very high - great snap! Communication and shipping was perfect. Arigatou gozaimashita! TOKAIDO note: Thank you for the comprehensive review. We appreciate your pointing out the postive features of the uniform and service.
Posted by Elvio on 26th Mar 2019
The best Karate Gi worldwide .
Tokaido note. Thank you.
Posted by Andrew Rankine on 14th Sep 2018
Fantastic service from start to finish over the moon with the my new Tokaido excellent quality
TOKAIDO message: Thank you for your review.
Exceptional time .... 10 days after the order I received my karategi.
Posted by Sam on 6th Jul 2018
Karategi of very good quality.
Just order a size 6.5 to be comfortable in but the big size pants look great even one size too. I think the pants in 5.5 would be perfect. See if the next order it would be possible to order both piece pants and separate jacket. If not, a big thank you to the people who took care of my order are real professionals. Thank you to the pleasure of working with you again.
From TOKAIDO. Thank you Sam for your review and we can provide split sizing of Japanese made uniforms. Next time just write in the NOTES section the size of the trousers you desire. We look forward to serving you.
High Quality and well balanced in weight
Posted by Nirandon on 6th Jul 2018
I purchased Shikon TAW after using student grade TU model recently. They look similar except TAW has bluing which make it appeared whiter.
TAW has better fitting, softer, less shrink and slight different in cutting. I am happy using both TU and TAW. Best part for me would he the dual usage in Kata and Kumite.
Posted by Darren on 21st Jun 2018
I got size 6, which was a bit large initially, however it did shrink as predicted and now it's perfect. I'm just under 5'11", but the size 5 1/2 made no sense to me. Be sure to read the Measurement Size Chart and check it against what you're currently wearing. That helped me decide, however this uniform is slightly wider. I would order this again in a heartbeat. The wait time was no longer than they state, both worth it.
Posted by Cameron on 3rd Feb 2018
As described. A nice balance between weight and durability.
Posted by Unknown on 24th Nov 2017
Good quality Gi. Delivered within the stated timeframe . Very happy. John
best uniform on the market
Posted by Jon Keeling on 12th Dec 2014
The TAW is my personal favorite. The NST sometimes feels "too light" for me and the heavyweight "too heavy." This is the "Goldilocks" uniform ("just right").
The perfect gi
Posted by Tim Adams on 30th Oct 2014
This gi is the best 100% cotton gi around. The weight is good for kata or kumite. The fit and finish is superb and the sizing is spot on. I'm on the the thin side which is usually an issue but this gi adjusts well to my frame. I highly recommend it.