TSA Original ULTIMATE Heavyweight Uniform
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.
The uniform will shrink 2.2% in length and 1.8% 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 and then click on your choice. 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 all uniforms require 10 weeks for production.
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
Service and quality above all
Posted by Mickey Mor on 4th Nov 2021
I ordered a karate gi with great concern about the size. I consulted customer service and all my inquiries were answered quickly, with courtesy, patience and efficiency.
In the end I decided it was best to order a custom made gi and that's what I did.
The gi came with the wrong patch, and my call to customer service was answered immediately, that they apologized and produced me a new jacket.
I have never experienced such efficient customer service!
As for the gi itself - I have had a Tokaido gi for 30 years and it is still like new. I know their quality is above all. I have no doubt I will enjoy the gi I ordered. Hopefully for at least the next 30 years. ...
Thank you Tokaido for excellent service and quality products!
TOKAIDO note. Thank you for your wonderful, detailed review of our product and customer service.
It was very unfortunate that the factory embroidered the incorrect chest embroidery. Of course we must remake it correctly at no charge to you.
Congratulations on your uniform use for more than 30 years. If you follow the washing instructions and always line dry the fabric will last and become even more comfortable. Enjoy.
I highly recommend a Tokaido custom uniform!
Posted by Paul on 23rd Jul 2021
I recently purchased two custom uniforms from Tokaido. Customer service were outstanding. They patiently altered my order as I adjusted the measurements, and also expedited the order after I had finally worked them out. It is just a matter of adjusting 11 measurements from previous uniforms that you own, and also referencing the Tokaido size charts. When the uniforms finally arrived, they were outstanding! The fit, material, and craftsmanship were second to none. They are definitely the most outstanding uniforms that I have ever purchased, and I have owned quite a few karate uniforms over the years. Thank you Tokaido for your exceptional service and products!
TOKAIDO note. Thank you for such a wonderful review and endorsement. We really appreciate it when a satisfied customer takes the the time to provide a thoughtful, helpful review. We look forward to serving you again.
The best of the best - a dream came true!
Posted by Eva Mladenova on 7th May 2021
Hello Tokaido Team,
first of all want to said Thank you very much for your time, efforts and quality you're providing!
The TSA Original ULTIMATE Heavyweight Uniform is a unique touch of quality and feeling on your skin. It's not just a uniform. It's the finest experience!
Good luck and all the best!
TOKAIDO note: Very happy to hear that you appreciate the cotton and quality.
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.
Posted by Horsti on 18th Mar 2021
Great material and shape. Worth every cent. Really good quality.
TOKAIDO note. Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.