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Sailor Sindbad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sensei8 wrote:
I've forgot to mention, that as far as Karate Gi's are concerned, I always recommend to my new students to purchase a LIGHTWEIGHT Gi of 6 ounces because anything heavier for a beginner will be worse that a sauna.

Get use to wearing one first; one can always purchase a heavier Gi later, if need be.




At my dojo, the free gi given to new students is the 5 oz Pro Force. They're very cheap looking and they feel cheap. In my mind, as a new student, that was a "light weight gi," so I immediately looked for a "middle weight gi." I bought to sets of 11 oz gis. Too heavy for my liking; but I stuck with them for a few months to get at least some of my money's worth out of them.

I then bought two sets of Hirota lightweight gis. They're 7.9 oz.

That's just right.

So, for anyone that's looking to upgrade from the "free gi," I'd say that an 8 oz gi works just fine.
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