Free karate tips

The Karate Uniform: Gi

Shortly after starting to learn Karate, the new student will want to purchase the appropriate uniform and look like everyone else in the class.

The Gi is the traditional uniform of Karate, and its main purpose lies in its functionality. This applies to all of the Japanese and Okinawan Karate styles. Judo uniforms are also called Gi.

Why wear a Gi in Karate?

A Gi has the advantage that it is very robust and comfortable at the same time. It will survive a substational amount of pulling, tearing and contact with the ground to a degree that other type of clothing cannot handle. Typically a Karate Gi comes with quite short sleeves and pants, so that you don’t get caught with your finger or trip over yourself. A Gi allows you great freedom of motion, which is required as in Karate you’ll kick and punch with both speed and power.

karate uniform gi

For a Karate beginner, wearing a Gi also has a psychological effect, as it makes you feel more “real” when you wear the Gi, and you also feel as if you fit in better with all the other Gi-wearing students.

Karate Kick

There are several types of Karate Uniforms available, from light-weight to heavy-weight that suit different styles, climatic conditions and body weight. In general, most Karate schools and clubs (dojos) allow any type of white Gi but require you to attach their particular badge on the Gi.

A typical Karate Gi is made of three parts. The jacket, pants and belt.

68 comments about “The Karate Uniform (Gi)”

  1. Pants Furby said:

    hey this is pretty kool.

  2. orangebelt124 said:

    The Gi is very corfortable and robust but does get dirty very easily.

  3. Clerlic said:

    how do you wear a karate belt properly?

  4. RB said:

    there are tutorials on how to tie belts somewhere on the site

  5. BONIFACE UWGU said:


  6. sasasas said:

    im trying to look for a gi with wide and short sleeves and pant legs.

  7. This and that » Blog Archive » Sweet! said:

    [...] Hubby is buying me a canvas gi! This is exciting because it means I’m getting better and stronger (I hope). We said a while ago that I could have one as a reward for grading and since I’ve been wearing my green belt for a couple of weeks now he ordered me a canvas gi! [...]

  8. neeraj gautam said:

    I want to learn kareta please help me in my aim.

  9. Serejenka said:

    I still have a white belt(a little more than a year experience in karate training). The dirty feet of my colleagues kicking me form the front while learning a Maya Geri and the black gum from my back has turned my uniform and the belt in black(:-))). I washing my uniform once a fortnight but it doesn’t help.

  10. spud said:

    to tie a karate belt (obi) properly you should start with both ends behind your back so that the belt is half wrapped around you then cross them over so they come to the front. after this even them up and then tie left over right(or right over left) under both the loose end and the part wrapped around your waist , then tie right over left(or left over right). you should be left with two even ends in the quarter to three position. hope this helps.

  11. Ryno said:

    I do Karate Im Black Belt Ive Been Practising for 7 Years!!!! Its Fun Though

  12. wael said:

    this is my first year of karate and i hope it will be fun when i will kick the other boys` butts!!!

  13. abhishek said:

    it is very comfortable and feel less damage when attacked.
    i am red belt and i am a silver champ in fight (red belts)

  14. Karate Overview | Karate said:

    [...] Karate translates, as is generally accepted, to Empty Hand in Japanese. Karate is a martial art that uses weaponless techniques such as punching and kicking to overcome the opponent. Typically, fighters wear a white Karate Uniform (Gi) and a belt that indicates their skill level and rank. [...]

  15. » who can forget this wonderful song? said:

    [...] you gotta like that black turtleneck mock-gi he has on [...]

  16. His First Stripe… « A Year in Pictures said:

    [...] His First Stripe… 2009 December 26 by swedishcobra Dylan got a “Gi” for Christmas.  It’s the name for a karate uniform.  The belt gets tied a certain way.  It’s very important to learn.  I learned how online this morning before class.  Dylan takes Karate very seriously.  He tried extra hard today, because he now has the outfit.  At the end of class, he was called into Mr. Miller’s office.  There is a big window, so parents can see the kids in the office.  Dylan looked pretty nervous and serious.  He came out and everyone clapped.  He had earned his first black stripe!  He was so proud!  Everyone congratulated him and High 5′ed him.  It was a great after-Christmas Day! [...]

  17. The Martial » Blog Archive » Karate said:

    [...] This martial art uses weaponless techniques such as punching and kicking to overcome the opponent. Typically, fighters wear a white Karate uniform (Gi) and a belt that indicates their skill level and rank. [...]

  18. Karate uniform | KaokaOkao said:

    [...] – The Karate Uniform (Gi)The Gi is the traditional uniform of Karate, and its main purpose lies in its functionality. This applies to all of the Japanese and … [...]

  19. Karate uniforms | EverythingHomela said:

    [...] – The Karate Uniform (Gi)There are several types of Karate Uniforms available, from light-weight to heavy-weight that suit different styles, climatic conditions and body weight. In general, most Karate schools and clubs (dojos) allow any type of white Gi but require you to attach their particular badge on the Gi. [...]

  20. Zohaib said:

    Dear sir,

    We are the manufacturers and exporters of martial arts gis and all other mma accessories.

    We are giving our best services to our valued clients since 1982.

    Our goal is to satisfy our customers in every ways.

    Our prices are competitive and moderate.

    You will find quality and perfection in our work.

    All products are being checked from stitching to packing process.

    If you have any enquiry to see our quality and perfection,so pls dn’t hesitate to contact me.

    We assure you our best quality and assistance once again.

    Best Regards.

    Sales manger.

    Shanpak Company Pvt Ltd.
    84-b s.i.t.e Pakistan.

  21. Karate suit | Billpearson said:

    [...] – The Karate Uniform (Gi)The Gi is the traditional uniform of Karate, and its main purpose lies in its functionality. This applies to all of the Japanese and Okinawan Karate styles. … [...]

  22. Buy Facebook Fans said:

    Super Website

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]

  23. Buying Facebook Fans said:

    Related.. Trackback

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]

  24. Harlly said:

    You should check this out

    [...] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]…

  25. free ipad 2 said:

    Mу opinion {іѕ|iѕ|іs} …

    I аm glad tо Ье one оf thе visitants оn tһiѕ outstanding web site (:, aррrеcіate it fог posting .

  26. I'm in your area said:

    Read was interesting, stay in touch…

    [...]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[...]…

  27. Dating Girls said:

    Nice publish Thx!

    [...]Way cool! Some extremely legitimate issues! I savor you penning this post plus the relax of the website is extremely good.[...]

  28. angel said:

    this is good

  29. Katrina said:


  30. Shahid iqbal said:

    Hi there,

    We are one of the Manufacturers who Manufacture a lot of products 100% according to the given order.

    Such as: leather goods, sports goods , Martial Arts & all types of Gloves.

    You can order us to Manufacture any of above products by sending desired product’s image, drawing, picture etc.

    Quality can be checked before going in quantity.

    Hope to starts good and longlasting business with your company.

    If you have any question or comments please feel free to write us.

    Or Visit our website.

    Many Thanks

    Shahid iqbal

    Trade Gold International Company

    Tel: 092 52 3256844
    Fax: 092 52 3551244


    Factory Address: Mohall Kingra Near Union Council, Adalat Garrah Ugoki Road, Sialkot-51310 Pakistan.

  31. Muhammad RAFIQ said:


    Dear Sir,

    Today we have come to Know about your esteemed Organization,
    I am Glad to confirm you that SULEMAN WEAVING is Well Organized & Established Company for Martial Arts Uniforms,
    Since 1998,we are Serving our Buyers with Quality Products.
    Suleman Weaving Have a Great Opportunity for his Regular & New Buyers for Importing Quality Products,

    We have our Own Knitting & Stitching units ,that’s why we are Producing 100% Quality as Per our Buyers Demand.
    We have capability to Produce you
    350GSM up to 1000 GSM JUDO UNIFORM
    450GSM upto 550GSM Perl weave UNIFORM
    For details about us ,you may visit our Home page

    Please confirm your Choice Art ,we shall Quote you our Best Possible Prices ,as well samples Present you for Quality Evaluation.

    Look forward to Hearing from you.

    With Best Regards.

    Sales & Marketing Manger
    Suleman Weaving
    Ph # +92-55-3891205

  32. Zain said:

    Dear Sir

    ” Reliable Quality”

    ROYAL MARTIAL ARTS located in Sialkot – Pakistan, the Martial Arts manufacturer & Exporter, has been supplying quality equipments, clothing, Knives, Swords for more than two decades. Also operating as a certified Punch Equipment factory outlet, we pride ourselves on delivering the best quality Martial Arts products on the market today catering for all styles from Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Judo to Boxing, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts. Whether a beginnner or an expert we are sure you will be able to find the equipment and training aides you need.

    Please have a look around at our web site and let us know if you have any questions or comments about our products. If there is an item you are unable to find here, feel free to call or email and it’s likely we’ll be able to track it down for easily enough.

    Any products you buy, are made to the very highest standards of quality and comfort. If something doesn’t meet or exceed your expectations in any way, simple return for an immediate replacement.

    We will welcome your enquiry.

    Kindest regards

    Royal Martial Arts
    Sialkot – Pakistan.
    Tel: +92-523559300
    Web site:

  33. m.akbar said:

    Dear Sir,
    We are manufacturer of all kind Handmade & Machine Embroidered Badges, Patches , Banners & Flags, WW II Products , Masonic Regalia, Medals, Metal Badges , Caps , T-shirts , Uniform Accessories and other items
    ALL TYPES, having our own Factory, Skilled labor and well in position to meet your ever rising demands with best quality, competitive prices and 10% in time deliveries.
    Email us for price list and shipping charges

    Thanks & best regards

    Well Done Badges co

    Contact Person: Akbar
    Tel : 0092 301 307 9701


  34. Nouman shahbaz said:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Here, we would like to introduce our company HICKMAN manufacturing and exporting MARTIAL ARTS UNIFORMS , BOXING EQUIPMENT , SPORTS WEAR and MOTORBIKE WEARS.
    If you are looking for a reliable business partner who can outsource your manufacturing needs in MARTIAL ARTS UNIFORMS, BOXING EQUIPMENT or SPORTS WEARS. Then we assure you that HICKMAN would be the right choice; our vast experience and orientation enable us to meet your specific demands. We take every possible measure to make sure that the quality of products is to the entire satisfaction of our customer.
    Quality, competitive Prices, prompt deliveries and strict adherence to the commitments we make to our customers are our key features.
    Please, if you like we can send you few samples to judge the quality and workmanship. Above all, we would also wish if you visit us at:
    Hoping for business relations between both companies now or in near future.
    Thanking you valuable time.
    Nouman shahbaz
    Hickman Enterprises

  35. Suleman Rafique said:

    (Since 1980)
    Defense Road, Chowk Akbarabad, Sialkot -51311, Pakistan
    Phone: +92 – 52 – 3520443 Fax: +92 – 52 – 3544100

    Sialkot,17th,June, 2014

    Dear Gentalman

    We are manufacturers and suppliers of the following items with vaset experience at our credit. Being manufacturers we are capable to meet your requirements more effectively.

    In our premises, we produce all types of KARATE UNIFORME,V-NECK UNIFORME,KANG FU UNIFORME,JUDO UNIFORME,JIU-JUTSU UNIFORME,NINJA UNIFORME,KENDO UNIFORMES,PLUS SIZE,BELTS & SHAHS, AND MANY MORE. Please visit our web site at to have an idea of our product line.

    You are, therefore, requested to see the possibility and direct your trade inquiries towards us for our compliance and in time supplies against competitive prices.

    We look forward for your prompt and positive reply.

    Best Regards,
    Suleman Rafique (0333-8656955)

  36. rjhgkjd said:


  37. rjhgkjd said:


  38. Rafaqat Ali said:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We manufacture and supply a wide range of Garments, textile items like

    Martial arts Uniforms.Boxing Gloves.
    Swimwear,Cycle Uniforms,Cycle Gloves.
    Teamwear Uniforms, T-Shirts,Polo Shirts.
    Softshell Jacket,Hoodies,Golf Uniforms.
    Rugby Uniforms,Volleyball Uniforms.
    Track Suites, Sportswear,Sports Bags.
    Leather Gloves,Leather Jackets.
    Leather Hat,Leather Caps,Sports Caps.
    Leather Bags,Leather.
    Football,Fustalball,Gk Gloves.
    Basketball Uniforms,Baseball Uniforms.
    Soccer Uniforms, Sublimation Tees.
    Ice Hockey Uniforms,Hockey Uniforms.
    Cricket Uniforms All Kinds Products.

    Cost. Our customers give us detailed specifications of their desired items and we manufacture exact copy of those items and supply those items only to customers. We have to get permission of those customers if the same item has to be given or shown to another party.
    We suggest that if you require any of the textile item then please give us a sample (or few photographs) along with detailed specifications and size ratios. You can also give your own logo/brand. I can assure you that we will produce the same item to your best satisfaction.

    1.Quality good at Competitive prices.
    2.Excellent service.
    3.Prices promise.
    4.Manufactures guarantee

    Waiting for your positive answer about our products.

    With Best Regards.

    Rafaqat Ali

    41-RC- Model Town Ugoki Wazirbad Road,
    Sialkot 51310 PAKISTAN

    Tell No : + 92 52 3571315
    Fax No : + 92 52 3511392
    Cell No : + 92 322 7491300 E-mail :
    URL :
    Skype : rafaqat.ali8804

  39. sport banner said:

    There is noticeably a bundle to know about this. I assume you made certain nice points in features also.

  40. sport banner said:

    There is noticeably a bundle to know about this. I assume you made certain nice points in features also.

  41. Mr Bilal said:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Pleased to introduce K6 GLOVES Manufacturers & Exporters of All Sorts of Clothing
    MartialArts Equipments
    Karate Pants
    Boxing Equipments
    MMA Equipments
    Fitness Equipments
    Sports Hooded,TrackSuits,Jackets,Trousers,Shirts,Singlets,
    Sublimation Wears
    Sports Caps & Socks
    Sports Gloves & Bags
    For sampling and order enquiries contact us.

    Waiting your prompt reply,

    ( Export Dep )
    MR Bilal

    Kashmir Road, Pacca Garha,
    51310, Sialkot-Pakistan.
    Skype: k6glovesspecialist
    Phone: 0524296096
    Cell : +92-331-2131314

  42. pharmacy said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  43. online said: , , , ,

  44. cheap said: , , , ,

  45. vs said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  46. for said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  47. online said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  48. viagra said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  49. viagra said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  50. cheap_viagra said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  51. side said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  52. sildenafil said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  53. canadian_cialis said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  54. for said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  55. landers said:

    Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift. Website Information

  56. Soccer said:

    Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So nice to find somebody with some original thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this website is something that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality. useful job for bringing something new to the internet! Soccer Betting Tips Football Transfer Soccer Coaching Tips

  57. viagra_pills said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  58. viagra_pharmacy said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  59. generic said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  60. Berita Bola said:

    I’m impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this. Prediksi Bola Information

  61. viagra said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  62. cialis said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  63. Computer Networking Online help said:

    My friend recommended this blog and he was totally right keep up the good work

  64. cialis said:

    Hello! , , , , , , , ,

  65. gta 5 money cheat said:

    Hello there, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in Internet Explorer, it’s got some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Aside from that, excellent blog! more info about gta 5 hack

  66. gta 5 money cheat said:

    There is certainly a lot to know about this issue. I love all the points you made more info about gta 5 hack

  67. more info about gta 5 hack here said:

    I could not refrain from commenting. Very well written! Gta 5 hack

  68. gta 5 hack said:

    Right here is the right webpage for anyone who really wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually will need to�HaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a topic that has been written about for many years. Excellent stuff, just great! black ops 3 cheats