YAKUDO TSA 躍動 Heavyweight ULTIMATE Kata Uniform
The YAKUDO 躍動 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 YAKUDO 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 unembroidered uniforms require 1 week and embroidered uniforms require 3 weeks.
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How to Order
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Only the best
Posted by Umit Subasi on 13th Apr 2021
I had my first Tokaido about 40 years ago and still stick to it. For decades, these uniforms have set the benchmark and they continue doing so. Outstanding material, perfect embroidery, excellent craftmanship, attention to detail coupled with great & very responsive customer service. Thank you.
For sizing, I would recommend to order one size smaller than your actual height, unless you have special requirements. Otherwise, the pants will be relatively wide cut on legs and with a loose waist. They will also be typically a bit long, deserving a few folds, but that's normal. The jacket on this model is however a very long cut; probably a consideration for Tokaido to make some adjustments.
TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your many years wearing our uniforms and informative review. We would like to remind everyone to please check the size charts and compare to a uniform that you wear and like. We hope to serve you well into the future.
Posted by Steve on 19th Oct 2020
Thank you Tokaido!
This is my first Tokaido (TSA) and it has a perfect cut and fit - I’m 175cm and purchased a size 5 jacket and size 4.5 trousers. As Tokaido suggest use the measurement chart to size your Gi. The quality of the finish is fantastic, thank you Tokaido, I’m tempted to buy another right now!
TOKAIDO note. Thank you for your purchase and your advice for other customers. We would be happy to send you a new uniform anytime.
Great quality, great look and great fit
Posted by Liem Bar on 25th Sep 2020
This is my first order from Tokaido, and i am very pleased be the quality of the uniform. From the first wearing of it, it's amazing.
Important note: You should order by the measurement size chart and not by your height! I'm almost 1.90 meter and I have ordered a 1.80 meter and it's perfectly fit. Thank you.
TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your review and the good advice to check the size chart.
Good quality, but now, poor fit
Posted by Unknown on 15th May 2020
This is my 4th Tokaido since 2014, I like this brand. Unfortunately the new measurements are not suitable for me. My previous Yakudo has shrunk over time to where the sleeves are now too short. It was a size 6 1/2, I ordered a size 7 this time but the new sizing caught me off guard. The tunic now is nearly to my knees. I feel as if I'm wearing a lab coat. I have tried shrinking it but no use, still too long. More options are needed for sizing. TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your review and we have heard you and others so we started the TOKAIDO ORIGINAL line with the old measurements. Please have a look.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Feb 2020
Finally got my item. Great quality and thanks Dan for always available to answer my queries.
I changed this to TSA Original Size 5 but sizing is really tricky here. For a 172 cm height like me, here is my feedback:
- Shirt overall size is fine except the length is still consider a bit long. Generally the sizing is definitely better than the pants.
- Pants sizing is really tricky here. It seems to assume people ordering this size is chubby and it is quite wide. Luckily there is string to tighten it around the waist. Length wise is really too long and I need to roll it up 2 -3 times.
- Quality is no doubt very good! Stitching and embroidery is perfect for me.
I have started using this for training and definitely works for me, except i have to pull my pants up a few times else I would have to roll it up more.
Overall very happy and satisfy with this. (just have to figure out how to order one for my son in future due to the shirt and pants sizing is a bit off. future issue to resolve..)
TOKAIDO note: Thanks for the comprehensive review. We do recommend checking the size charts carefully and we can mix and match jackets and trousers sizing as desired. e.g. A size 5 top with a size 4 1/2 trousers. We look forward to supplying your son.
Posted by Unknown on 4th Jan 2020
I wanted the high waist variant. It took some time to order it, but the quality is really the best i've seen so far. The kimono fits perfectly although i undercalculated the size. Next kimono will be a tokaido for sure.
TOKAIDO note: Thank you for the review and we look forward to your next order.
YAKUDO TSA 躍動 Heavyweight Ultimate Kata Uniform
Posted by Krzysztof Klimaszewski on 23rd Dec 2019
This uniform is as heavyweight and as snappy, as advertised. Made with unfaltering attention to the minutest detail, the gi has all its stitches and the edges of the fabric prone to fraying carefully finished, a tell-tale sign of a high quality dogi. Superb embroidery. The only complaint I have is that even with my rather long legs, the zubon’s leggings are too long to my taste. (This, however, may be a personal bias of an old-timer who began training in the 70s and spent years in Japan among traditionalists.) To be fair, the sode of the uwagi are tailored perfectly. Last but not least, the Tokaido customer service proved to be outstandingly accommodating and responsive. Great company, great product!
TOKAIDO note: Thank you for this thoughtful and comprehensive review. We are also delighted to hear that your experience with Customer Service was positive. We look forward to serving you again.
Posted by Chris on 9th Aug 2019
Beautiful product and detail. Very happy with the design.
TOKAIDO note... Thank you for the review.
Best karate uniform worldwide
Posted by email@example.com on 7th Aug 2019
Thru all my life I have bought only ultimate Tokaido uniforms due to the high quality materials and endurance thru the years, the worth the money they cost, I am 24 years practicing karate.
TOKAIDO note... Thank you for the review.
Best kata performance uniform ever.
Posted by Henson on 7th Aug 2019
I now own 4 Yakudo TSA heavyweight ultimate kata uniform, these are of outstanding quality, I have train 4 times a week and have put them through the rigours of kumite and kata, hundreds of times a week. I always get compliments on the quality, look, finish and fit of my uniform at class and competitions. They actually fit better with age, they are always bright white and hold their shape wash after wash. Best not to wear the same uniform day after day, hence why I have several of the same uniforms. Embroidery is perfect and always exact when ordered.
TOKAIDO note... Thank you for the review and for correctly noting that if you take proper care and wash your uniform after each time... it will get better with age.
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