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stl_karateka
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 11:13 am    Post subject: Team sparring uniforms? Reply with quote

OK, I'm here to glean more information from you all for this team we are trying to put together. In the future I'd think it would be a good idea for our team to have separate uniforms for sparring.

I've seen a lot of these on the national circuit
http://www.lakita.net/uniform.jpg

Anyone know what they are called so I can shop for them?
They look comfy...anyone use them....quality check?
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stl_karateka
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2003 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found out they are called REK suits.
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Shorinryu Sensei
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've seen a lot worse uniforms..plenty of room on this one to put a McDonalds or Pizz Hut logo.

I'm a traditionalist pretty much, and I really don't care to go to a tournament and see all these flashy uniforms myself. What are we? Martial artists...or walking billboards?

My 2 cents worth...anybody want change?
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stl_karateka
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its all good ShorinRyu Sensei -- I've always respected your opinion, and I still do, I figure it was only a matter of time before we disagreed!

Why you in the sport martial arts section anyway Mr Traditionalist?
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Shorinryu Sensei
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Why you in the sport martial arts section anyway Mr Traditionalist?


Oh, I was just slumming.

I used to ref and judge about a dozen tournaments/year. That's down to maybe one a year now. Sometimes people ask what judges are looking for and thought maybe I could give a little perspective on that.
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stl_karateka
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just giving you a hard time SS!
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Shorinryu Sensei
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew that...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahh i like T- shirts or heavy uniforms in sparring, feels better when ur hit...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2004 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally use two uniforms, I train in a heavy black cotton uniform and have a nice clean light weight white traditional dobok just for tournaments. Some Flashy uniforms are crapy looking but to have a nice presentable uniform is another storey. I find that the light weight during competition helps me to move better and get a bit more speed.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey ShorinRyu Sensei, you still around....what do you think of this Rek Suit:

http://www.reksuits.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=browse&id=16958&pageid=89

Looks like a traditional white gi but provides the flexibility of the rek suit --- its half the price of all the 'flashier' ones too....I'm thinking about getting it.

Anyone here spar with a Rek suit?
How do they compare to traditional gi?
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