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Baka718
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Styles: World Oyama Karate, Judo

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:47 am    Post subject: Best do-gi under $100 USD? Reply with quote

I am in need of a new Karate do-gi. What are the best brands and models under $100 USD?
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sensei8
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Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best?!? That answer will vary from person to person.

For me, Century MA Supply has a lot of quality gi's under $100, so does Asian World of Martial Arts (AWMA).

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Baka718
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I might get the lowest price Meijin, Mugen/KI, or Tokon keiko-gi. Anyone with experience in 1-3 of the brands? @Sensei8?
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sensei8
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baka718 wrote:
I think I might get the lowest price Meijin, Mugen/KI, or Tokon keiko-gi. Anyone with experience in 1-3 of the brands?

Meijin Dojo Gi is priced from $47 to $67, depending on size. It's a very durable Gi across the board. Many Okinawan Masters wear Meijin Gi's, including the Meijin Dojo Gi.

As a CI of my own dojo and owning a MA supply store inside of my dojo, I can vouch for the Meijin brand across the board both personally and professionally, as well as many other Gi brands.

I've no experience with Mugen/KI, or Tokon keiko-gi at all.




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cheesefrysamurai
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 2 meijin

I like them, they feel much like old friends at this point. Fraying a bit at 3-4 hard years (lots of consistent training, some grappling, lots of gasshukus where it gets used repeatedly, still going.

Iíve had a ronin heavy weight - pretty damn decent

My fave by far is shureido but it costs a bit more.
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JR 137
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The KI Mugen gis are popular at my dojo. They seem to hold up well and people say theyíre comfortable. Iíve worn the heavyweight KI gi. It is a good gi for the money. Heavy and didnít fit me right.

For the money, I much preferred Ronin. Seems better made, more comfortable, and it fit me right.

Iíve moved on to Shureido K-11 and wonít ever go back. Way over the $100 price though.
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stoneheart
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old thread but I will vouch for KI Mugen. I have owned all versions, orange, yellow, black, and the new one that is co-branded/whatever with Hirota. I prefer the yellow. It is the heaviest of all 4 and is made of brushed cotton for comfort.

I find them very inexpensive for the value and it is nice that KI does in-house embroidery as well. I had my name put on the lower lapel of my last purchase and it looks nice.
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