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.
Additionally you get a long-sleeved shirt, with collar, wich has the Japanese characters of your animal zodiac sign embroidered on the front side. You can choose between white and black. It is made of 100% high quality cotton piqué.
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.
The processing time for requests for changes of clothing such as: E.g. shortening the sleeves of the gi or sewing in the folds of the hakama, takes
about 1 to 2 weeks.
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]