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YAKUDO TSA 躍動 Heavyweight ULTIMATE Kata Uniform

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Product Description

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.

Please click here for the  YAKUDO 躍動 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 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


Product Reviews

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  1. Never a regret

    Posted by Craig on 17th May 2019

    My Gi's (I have 4 of them), are a pleasure to wear and to own. The workmanship is very high quality, the product very durable. If you want THE BEST in your uniform then this is the one for you!

    TOKAIDO note: Thank you for that ringing endorsement.

  2. Yakudo TSA size 5

    Posted by Nelson Vaughn on 29th Apr 2019

    As usual the material and craftsmanship are outstanding. とかいどはさいこです.
    The only thing is I ordered the jacket 88cm instead of the standard 91cm. Your e-mail said that you could make it 88 cm but when I got the dogi it was the usual 91cm. It is a bit long and I would have preferred the shorter jacket. I can make it work so no problem. It just seems the special notes don't make down to the actual production people.
    TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your review and we are sorry that the instructions were not acted upon properly. We appreciate your understanding and we will work harder to improve in the future. 

  3. The Best

    Posted by Nick Macfarren on 29th Mar 2019

    I have been a customer of yours for 30 years and you always give top quality service and products ... THE BEST.

    TOKAIDO note: Thank you!

  4. Karate en México DF.

    Posted by Estuardo on 29th Jan 2019

    El uniforme llegó muy rápido! Es el reemplazo del que tengo hace 5 años, excelente calidad y cuidado de los detalles, el Yakudo es el mejor de todos!

    Tokaido Note: Gracias.

  5. Perfect

    Posted by Chris Andews on 24th Jan 2019

    I've been looking for a replacement gi for sometime, something heavyweight, good quality and the right cut. Having spoken to friends, who all recommended different makes, I went for a Tokaido gi. None of my fellow karateka had Tokaido uniforms but the internet reviews were by far the best and most consistent. I've now received my new gi. It took a little while to arrive but regular e-mails kept me informed throughout. It was worth the wait! The quality is immense, the attention to detail, there is not one stitch out of place, and the overall craftsmanship have absolutely met and exceeded my expectations. The sizing chart was accurate, the cut perfect. It is worth paying that little bit more for something that will last for years. I am a Tokaido customer for life.

    Tokaido note: Thank you for your thoughtful, detailed, and informative review. It does take time to make a quality uniform and we appreciate your patience and are very happy to hear that you are satisfied. We recommend that you wash your uniform after each training and line dry. This will make the maintain the fabric strength and will create a more comfortable gi. Thanks again.

  6. Hands down, THE BEST!

    Posted by DAVID BOHORQUEZ on 12th Dec 2018

    Just received my Yakudo gi today and all I can say is OH MY GOD! It's super snappy heavy, heavy, super heavy, the cotton feels great and the embroidery is a joy to look at. I especially love the labels, they look really beautiful.
    This is the real deal, and I'm saving it for my gradings and special training with my Shihan.
    Thank you very, very much for my Yakudo!
    Arigato Gozaimashita!!!

    David Bohorquez
    Hayashi Ha Australia

    TOKAIDO Note: We really appreciate reading about your satisfaction. We hope to serve you again in the future.

  7. Tokaido Do Bok

    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.

    TOKAIDO note: We appreciate your comparison and taking the time to review.

  8. Yakudo Kata gi

    Posted by Manny on 30th Aug 2018

    Top notch quality. Unparalleled by anything I've owned in the past. One warning though make sure to take accurate measurements before choosing your size. I will need to loose a few pounds to have it fit properly.

  9. Yakudo Gi

    Posted by Chad on 13th Jun 2018

    Hi, I have been wearing Tokaido Uniforms since I started training in 1992. I must say the uniforms are top shelf.. They fit extremely well. Which was difficult to find the right Gi for me. As I am 5'6" with athletic build. Tokaido fits me the best. The traditional cut sleeves are already done for you. The snap of the uniform is a loud crisp sound guaranteed to get attention of judges. Also the uniform can last 5 years to even 10 years. In my opinion Tokaido uniforms are the best of the best on the market. The recent purchase of the Yakuda Gi was for a student of mine. That recently tested for Black Belt. She is also among the top in school. This uniform was my gift to her. She loves it. Compared to standard student uniforms this uniform will certainly make you stand out. She thought her name embroidered in Japanese was the coolest thing too. Thank you Tokaido team for you excellent work, quick response to order, and an amazing uniform. Keep doing what you do. I look forward to doing buisiness with you again soon. Thank you

  10. YAKUDO TSA 躍動 Heavyweight ULTIMATE Kata Uniform

    Posted by Andrey Elizarov on 27th Apr 2018

    Excellent karate gi, super fabric!
    But it turned out to be small for my European shoulders, the size is slim.
    Very sorry.

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