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TSA Original ULTIMATE Heavyweight Uniform

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Product Description

The TSA Original kata do-gi is the original heavyweight uniform that was developed through extensive research and consultation with competitors of many styles and organizations to provide what is known worldwide as the Ultimate uniform. The TSA Original utilizes the strongest and heaviest no 10, 12 oz cotton canvas designed to endure the hardest wear to last. The heavier weight drapery folds enhance the distinctive “snap” sound made when doing techniques. This highest grade of cotton canvas provides twice the tensile strength and 20% more friction resistance for strong durability. Multiple stitches, reinforced seams and an extra wide and heavy skirt seam for extra strength. Cotton is the original wicking material that will keep moisture away from the body.

Please click here for the  TSA Original  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 and then click on your choice. 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 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


Product Reviews

  1. 10 out of a10

    Posted by Ricardo Camberos on 17th Apr 2021

    I'm very pleased with the quality and professional craftsmanship of the gi and especially the embroidery. I have been a long-time user of Tokaido and expect my family to continue with this long tradition.

    Thank you for always keep the production standard high.

    TOKAIDO note. Thank you for review and we hope to serve you and your family well into the future.

  2. Fantastic Gi

    Posted by Horsti on 18th Mar 2021

    Great material and shape. Worth every cent. Really good quality.

    TOKAIDO note. Thank you.

  3. Excellent product, excellent customer care!

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Oct 2020

    I ordered the Original ULTIMATE heavyweight uniform for an upcoming competition. I have been training for 33 years and received my 4 Dan last year. I am just over 175cm and ordered the size 5.5 which fits perfect in the torso and arm and leg length. I added 2 custom embroidery which were double clarified through email as my name was not listed and needed to be translated. The emails were fast and the customer care easy to communicate with. I received a prompt refund for over-payment of custom embroidery that was my fault. The shipping was fast via fedex even during the Covid crisis; 2 days from Japan to the east coast of the USA. The four week processing time for custom embroidery was exact to the day. This is my 3rd Tokaido uniform and I am very pleased with the quality and durability of these products.

    TOKAIDO note: Thank you much for your very comprehensive review. We are happy to hear of your satisfaction during this difficult time. Enjoy.

  4. Excellent !!!

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Apr 2020

    Absolutely the best BEST gi there is ! Tokaido service and response are always courteous and timely.
    Thank you so very much, again.

    TOKAIDO note: Thank you, we appreciate thoughtful reviews.

  5. Great

    Posted by Kev on 9th Feb 2020

    Finally received my TSA Original Ultimate uniform! No doubt great quality! Embroidery was perfect too!

    However size 5 for me with a height of 172 cm is still consider proportionally off overall. :(
    I initially ordered the latest uniform (new size charts) but changed to original size chart. Feel like it is still based on the latest size chart?

    - Sleeves are considerably short so I risk on the shrinkage side. Finger cross!
    - Pants are huge and long even I rolled it up twice. Fortunately the waist part has a string to tighten it else I would have to buy a new one. I am considering to alter the length later after a few washing so will observe how it goes.

    Overall satisfy with the product. Thank you.

    TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your review. We hope that customers will read this and always check the size charts link published in the Product Description to confirm sizing.

  6. Top Knotch

    Posted by KW on 3rd Jan 2020

    The ultimate, is exactly that. 36 yrs of training 20 with Tokaido. Has always been my favorite, for competition and now training.

    TOKAIDO note: Happy to hear that we have been able to satisfy a long time customer. We look forward to serving you for years to come.

  7. Excellent!

    Posted by Silvia on 29th Dec 2019

    The karategi was perfectly crafted, arrived even in advance from the expected delivery time.
    Dad is a longtime Karate sensei (6th dan), he loved the present.

    TOKAIDO note: We are happy to hear this, thank you.

  8. High quality and great service

    Posted by Hamish on 27th Dec 2019

    From the moment I placed my order for my GI, Tokaido informed me be email of every step of the processes - right up to when they where shipping it.

    The GI/Dogi is beautifully made and you can tell of the high quality, excellent workmanship just by looking at it. Wearing the Gi is a pleasure - feels awesome.

    I've no doubt's I will get years of faithful use from this GI - extremely impressed :)

    TOKAIDO note: Thank you for such a comprehensive review. We hope you enjoy your uniform for years to come.

  9. Tokido

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Dec 2019

    Unfortunitly the suit was a bit of a dissapointment the sleeves were far too short i ordered a 5 and a half hoping that without trying it on the sleeves might be too long this then would give me a chance of altering it to my size length ,if the suit shrinks then it will look awful i am a 6th dan Karate instructor so i like to look good but with this suit it spoils that affect . i have bought Tokido suits for over 40 years and feel very dissapointed with this latest suit .

    TOKAIDO Note: Thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear that the sizing is not to your liking. Before purchasing we hope that you checked the size chart by clicking the link in the Product Description. We also have a dedicated page on the website to all of the size charts here: It is important to check the measurements against a uniform that you currently wear and like the fit to match it. Finally, if the uniform does not have any personalized embroidery, has not been worn or damaged, then you can send it back to us for an exchange or a full refund.

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