The most popular type of martial arts uniform would have to be the karate uniform or karate Gi, as not only karate uses them but also many other types of martial arts schools and many Taekwondo clubs that prefer the karate cross over jacket to the v-neck Taekwondo uniform.

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There is a big range of Karate uniforms to choose from at Universal Self Defence, starting with the most economical Karate Uniforms Deluxe in 8 oz poly cotton drill material. This is a well made lightweight karate uniform so it does not restrict your movements and is not too hot to wear. The lightweight karate uniforms deluxe are available in all white, all black or in black pants with white jacket colours and all come with a white belt included. Most beginner students use the all white lightweight 8 oz karate uniform and also intermediate to advanced users wear them too.

Traditional karate like the heavier 14 oz and 16 oz karate uniform material as they are more durable and keep their shape better whereas the more modern day karate people prefer the lighter weight high performance karate uniforms.

With karate uniforms whether they be lightweight, medium weight or heavy weight it is most important the uniform is not tight fitting in any area as that will restrict your movements and impede your performance.

The karate jackets must be loose and the karate pants must be worn up high around the waist so the karate belt can help to hold the pants in place and most importantly the extra panel sewn into the crutch area of the karate pants only works to allow high kicks if the pants are worn up high enough.

Karate uniforms with the cross over jacket top are also used by many other martial arts schools apart from karate because the karate uniforms not only look good, they are both very practical and economical and there is always a good reliable supply of uniforms available. Having a reliable uniform supply for any martial arts club is extremely important as it is a major drama when you have to change the whole clubs standard uniform. For example the Universal Self Defence Academy (Usda) have not changed their regular uniform since 1983 and still like to use the standard karate uniform with the Usda printing on it. There are also many Taekwondo schools that also still prefer to use the traditional karate uniform with the cross over jacket instead of the v-neck Taekwondo uniforms.

Kyokushin Karate Gi uniforms otherwise referred to as Kyokushinkai Karate Gi's are also available from the Universal Self Defence web store. They are basically the same as your traditional cross over jacket style karate uniform except they have the traditional Kanji script embroidery down the front of the jacket which says Kyokushinkai written in Japanese calligraphy.

All the karate uniforms at Universal Self Defence are not expensive and are designed to bring out your best performance and a variety of colours and belts to go with your karate uniform are also available too. So if your martial arts club still uses the standard karate style uniform then Universal Self Defence is a great reliable place to buy a new one.



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