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Jesi Boy
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Location: Western Australia
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:31 pm    Post subject: New Kata Competition Gi Reply with quote

Hi All,

I am a karateka who regularly competes in kata competitions nationally and internationally.
I have grown out of my Arawaza Crystal Kata Gi, not being satisfied with its performance, and I am now looking for a better quality Japanese made Kata gi.
I am currently looking at buying a Shuriedo New Wave 3, but I am aware that there may be better options.
I would really appreciate it if any of you could recommend some high quality Kata gi's, as I am open to try something new.

Thank you very much.

- Jesi Boy
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Nidan Melbourne
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Joined: 21 Aug 2013
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Styles: Goju-Ryu, BJJ, Balintawak Arnis

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First off welcome to the forum! I'm glad to see another Australian here on the forum!

I normally recommend the Seishin Gi if you have the funds. Otherwise I say Adidas or Arawaza as i've tried both and work well.

Shureido I've seen others use and works quite nicely.

I compete in Kata with my Seishin and always performs nicely.
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Location: UK
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hirota #163. Custom made from Kuroobiya.
Heavy but fantastic kata gi.
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Jesi Boy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:56 am    Post subject: Hirota Reply with quote

My last Gi was an Arawaza, and I was not too happy with its performance.
I would try the Sieshin Gi, but I am currently looking for one that is Japanese made.
Because of this, I went over and checked out the Hirota site, and took great interest in the WKF Takumi for Kata.
My current number one choice is the Shuriedo New Wave 3, but I was just wondering if anybody had any experience with the Takumi (as it looks quite promising).

Thanks!

- Jesi Boy
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dnoexis
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Hirota Reply with quote

Jesi Boy wrote:
My last Gi was an Arawaza, and I was not too happy with its performance.
I would try the Sieshin Gi, but I am currently looking for one that is Japanese made.
Because of this, I went over and checked out the Hirota site, and took great interest in the WKF Takumi for Kata.
My current number one choice is the Shuriedo New Wave 3, but I was just wondering if anybody had any experience with the Takumi (as it looks quite promising).

Thanks!

- Jesi Boy


I own shuiredo new wave 3
I would recommend it as a heavy material, but in fact it's very light and I don't think it's cotton
It is comfortable, good data form when wearing and has subtle kata snap effect
and note that shuiredo's uniform is usually 1 size bigger than other Japanese clothes

The only downside is that it's too expensive (but it's good for anyone who doesn't pay attention to the price)
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