"TENMA" Ultra-lightweight Gi + #11000 Traditional Black Cotton Aikido Hakama Set

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  • $349.00
  • Regular price $451.00


About Gi

EXTREMELY SOFTENED & ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT

  • Single Layer
  • Back Seamed
  • Very Soft
  • Light
  • Quick Dry
Gi Size Chart ▸
WEIGHT Super Lightweight (Size #4: 0.6kg / 1.3lb)
LAYER Single layer
FABRIC Touchably Softened 100% Cotton
BACKSEAM Yes
WEAVE Japanese Traditional Diamond Patterned 'Hishizashi' Weave
TEXTURE Super Soft and Comfortable
FEATURES
  • Quick-drying
  • Excellent choice for Hot Summer Practice
  • Easy to Carry for Travel and Training Camp
  • Recommended for All Levels, Beginners to Advance

Aiki Japan is ecstatic to introduce the newest and most advanced model to our Aikido Gi Lineup.

Our "TENMA" Ultra-Lightweight Softened Hishizashi Aikido Gi, performs just as the name implies, it offers the best of both worlds in terms of maneuverability and comfort.

Aside from the fact that it is crafted from one of the lightest/softest fabric and incorporates industrial leading stitching methods, the Aikido Gi has countless advantages over the heavy and non-forgiving conventional "Orizashi" fabric which was considered the Standard of the past.

Our main goal for the production of the Ultra-Lightweight Softened Uniform was to provide the utmost comfort, all the while, having the ability to wick the sweat away from your body. It is a must for those long summer intense practices, or dreaded long seminars that have you stuck in a cold clammy Gi in between sessions.

Thanks to the technological advances in the fabric industry, the Ultra-Lightweight Softened Aikido Gi will not disappoint in terms of dry time for all of the hard-core Aikido-ka.

Just a warning though, once you try this Aikido Gi, you may likely have to part ways with all of your current Aikido Gi's!

 

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

About Cotton Hakama

Traditional Aikido Hakama made with 100% Cotton

  • Heavy
  • Thick
  • Firm
Hakama Size Chart ▸

Features of #11000 Hakama

The #11000 Aikido Black Hakama is a hakama that dyed the traditionally used cotton in black for Aikido use.The Hakama fabric made with #11000 fabric, which contains many threads of cotton yarns. #11000 refers to the 11,000 threads of cotton yarn weaved between every 1-inch by 1-inch fabric.

In ancient Japan, a unit of weight called “Kanme” was used to classy types of fabric, but it has been replaced with “ban” (Number). Nowadays, #12000 is generally the heaviest hakama. In comparison, #11000 is a nice hakama that is lighter and easy to use. Unlike the synthetic fiber, the moderate stiffness of #11000 maintains the hakama shape when it is worn, creates an elegant posture.

The History of Black Hakama

The colour of Gi/Hakama has a meaning.In ancient Japan, “white” has been the sacred colour. In religion, white is a demonstration of unsullied integrity at the presence of God while in martial arts, white holds the meaning to train with an empty mind.After long years of usage, the white martial art gi/hakama turns darker, tinge by seasons of training.

In other words, the black gi/hakama represents a seasoned practitioner. In today’s world, as stain stands out in white and it has become easier to dye black, more people wear black hakama from the start. However, the importance and difficulty to continue training remain unchanged.

As the colour representation of relentless practices and devotion, black gi/hakama is well loved by Aikido practitioner then and now.

WEIGHT Heavy (Size #26: 1.31kg / 2.88lb)
FABRIC Deep Tone Black 100% Cotton
THREAD COUNT #11000
COLOR Black
BACK-PLATE Flexible Rubber Koshiita
TEXTURE Thick and Firm
FEATURES
  • Reinforced Seams and Anti-tear Patches in Tear-prone Areas
  • Permanent Stitched Pleats for Easy Maintenance and Form retainability
  • Seven Lines of Reinforcement Stitching in the Himo (Waist strings)
  • Excellent Choice for Intermediate, Advanced students or Instructors
Rubber Koshiita

The "Koshi-ita" (Back plate) is made of flexible Neoprene rubber, giving your hips maximum protection during "Ukemi."

Permanent pleats

Pleats are permanently sewn in the inside of the Aikido Hakama, keeping it in place even after washing it.

Beauty of the silhouette

Carefully cut and sewn with quality in mind, the Aikido Hakama is extremely durable, yet does not compromise mobility. Elegantly designed, the beauty of the silhouette composure emanates once you put it on.

The Highest Quality

Product of “MINAMOTO SHOKAI”. Quality Guaranteed.

NOTE
  • May shrink 1 to 2 inches after the first washing.
  • Do not use Dryer, hang dry only.
  • Stretch the Hakama 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.