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"HOUOU" Lightweight Single Hishizashi Aikido Gi


Excellent choice for hot summer practices

  • Lightweight(Size4 : 0.9kg, 2.0lb) bleached cotton.
  • Excellent choice for hot summer practices.
  • Unique Patterned sweat-absorbent, quick-drying Single weave fabric.
  • Reinforced seams and heavy lapel for grappling.
  • Back Seam

* This item has been discontinued

The "HOUOU" Lightweight Single Layered Aikido Gi is a great choice for beginner to intermediate Aikido-ka. The lightweight fabric has specifically been selected for its balanced properties in both promoting freedom of motion at the joints which is absolutely essential in learning new waza/techniques, and secondly, providing overall durability of the Aikido Gi. Its ease of care and maintenance is also a great characteristic of this Aikido Gi. This "HOUOU" Lightweight Single Layered Aikido Gi is recommended for mixed climates and even acceptable for hot and humid summer use.

This Aikido Gi does NOT come with Pants & Obi.
Save 30% on Pants & Obi when ordered in a Package Deal! ($42 $30)

Designed Only for Aikido

Reinforced in the seams and joints most vulnerable to wear and tear, the Aikido Gi is made to last longer.

Unique Patterned "Hishizashi" Weave

Fast-dry & lightweight fabric, very different from the classic "rice grain".

The Highest Quality

Product of world-renowned manufacture “MINAMOTO SHOKAI”. Quality Guaranteed.

Aikido Gi Spec
Weight 0.9kg (2.0lb) - size:#4
Layer Single layer
Material Lightweight Cotton
Backseam Yes
Weave Unique Patterned "Hishizashi" Weave (Very different from the classic "rice grain")
Texture Fast-dry & Light
Etc. Good for Summer Practice

Particular to Aikido Gi is the reinforced shoulder section that extends further than that of other Aikido Gi. This prevents rippage around the shoulder area for both grappling and defense. Also unique to Aikido Gi is the soft and pliable collar that meets heavy grasping in this area.

  • May shrink 1 to 2 inches after the first washing.
  • Do not use Dryer, hang dry only.
  • Stretch the Gi after the first washing to prevent shrinking.
  • The width of shrinkage may differ from the water temperature, soaking time and drying method.
  • No returns accepted after washing.
Embroidery Orders and Policy

We will not accept any returns for garments that have been embroidered, imprinted or embellished in any manner.

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Customer Reviews:

Displaying 1 to 6 (of 6 reviews)
by Randolph David
SIX Stars AikiJapan's service!!!!!! We as aikidoka strive for harmonious resolutions. AikiJapan was generous in responding to my issues with this gi, and this in my humble opinion far outweighs any material flaw or weakness. I will continue to support this company and its people because of this. Thank you.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Randolph David
I bought this Gi about a year ago in anticipation of the coming hot months and seminars. The workmanship, lightness, ease of care and wicking abilities are excellent. However after about half a year of rigorous training (4-6 times a week, 20 seminar days) the collar discolored and is now yellowish-gray. None of my other 5 gi's made of pure cotton have this problem. Perhaps it has to do with the synthetic blend. I expected a gi over $100 to look sharp longer. So 5 stars for functionality, -1 for discoloring, -1 for value.

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars [3 of 5 Stars]

I just received this product today and it feels like a perfect fit. Don't be fooled by the "ultra-light weight" term; this is a very sturdy, well designed Gi, with a soft quality to it. With the exception of an old-style Judo Gi I had 20 years ago, this is one of the best I wore so far just out of the box. Many thanks to AikiJapan for a great product, and an outstanding customer service!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Elsayed Hassan
Excellent gi. Extremely comfortable, soft and light. I am 5'11" and 170 lbs, would have preferred a slightly more fitted cut (size 4), nonetheless after a few washes the fit improved. I would have no reservations in purchasing the same type of gi in future.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars [4 of 5 Stars]

by Tomas Johansson
I was worried about getting light weight because I wanted it to be durable. It is durable and I like the lighter weight. The material is too good, its very comfortable.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Doug Glanville
This is a good quality Aikido Gi. The Fabric is strong for it's weight and the fit is excellent. Looks excellent too! will order again in the future.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

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