Due to the carefull workmanship of the selected materials, even our beginners set provides a great sweat absorption and guaranties a high stability and durability. The single-layer Gi is 100% made of cotton; the Hakama is made of tetron.
Gi blue Standard: This single-layer Keiko Gi is a thick jacket, made of 100% absorbent cotton. It is dyed indigo-blue. The shoulder area of the Gi is reinforced with a second layer of material. When training intensively many have a problem with the belts of the Gi loosening. That's why we have had the belts for our Gis produced from 100% cotton (#10,000 quality). This firm cotton holds the knots better and prevents them from loosening during training.
New clothes lose colour while washing and in the training. This is a sign of a high qualitied clothes. Our clothes in Deluxe Quality are dyed with natural inidigo dyes according to the traditional japanese style.
Hakama blue tetron: Hakama blue made of 100% Tetron. Tetron is a new high quality plasic fibre, specifically designed to keep low the static charge of the fibre. This way the agglutination of the clothes, known from plasic fibres, can be avoided.
Important: Please measure your legs before purchase. When wearing the Hakama, the lower edge should rest at the ankle and the upper edge of the abdominal belt should lie a few centemeters above the belly button. The length of the Hakama can thus be a bit longer than this distance.
You can wash both Hakama and Gi by hand in water at a very low temperature.
Tip: In order to keep the folds of the Hakama after washing it, just follow this procedure.
Before washing, fold the Hakama (see how here). Put it in the tub and wash it by trampling on it like traditional winepresses do. Once it is done, carefully open the folds and hang it on a line to dry. Take it off before it is completely dry and fold it back, then press it with books and leave it to dry. It will then look like perfectly ironed!
Find further tips at our Kendoinfothek:
Folding the Hakama: [more]
Putting on the Hakama: [more]
Folding the Gi: [more]
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