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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Hayashi Ha Australia
TOKAIDO Note: We really appreciate reading about your satisfaction. We hope to serve you again in the future.