A gi comes in three main cuts, namely Japanese, Kata, or European. All of them are a gi having an uwagi (jacket), a shitabaki (pants), and an obi (belt). The cuts are differentiated by the jacket and the pants, while the belt is the same for all the cuts.
Main cuts of a gi
–Japanese cut. The sleeves of the jacket are shorter. The lapels of the jacket are longer. The trouser length is shorter. This cut is widely used in Japan.
–Kata cut. This cut is rare and is generally custom-made. It is specifically designed for kata demonstrations usually for competitions. The jacket has a shorter sleeve than the Japanese cut, but the fabric is canvas and is heavy, generally 16oz or 18oz. The pants are same as the Japanese cut. A kata cut gi is fully starched so that it remains stiff during the kata performances. After wearing a kata cut gi, it has to be adjusted in a specific way.
–European cut. The sleeves of the jacket are longer and the lengths of the pants are also longer; however, the lapels of the jacket are shorter.
All the above cuts are extremely functional, and the differences are largely due to their respective aesthetic appeal. Generally, outside Japan the European cut is the preferred cut for a gi, and it is used extensively in all European countries, as well as in many other parts of the world.
Pacific Sports European cut gi
Pacific Sports offers gi in a European cut. The fabric used are cotton, canvas, or a blend of polyester and cotton. They come in fabric weights of 8oz, 10oz, 12oz, 14oz, 16oz, and 18oz. The fabric may be pre-shrunk or not pre-shrunk. It the fabric is not pre-shrunk, then shrinkage allowance is already given, so that a perfect fit is obtained. The stitching is reinforced and has heavy-duty double stitching at the seams. The jacket is cut generously through the shoulders and chest to allow for a full range of movement. Full gusset in the pants allows room for deep stretches and high kicks without pulling at the seams. An elasticated waist with internal drawstring provides a secure fit. The gi is available in white and black colors in various sizes. All these outstanding features makes Pacific Sports gi the very first choice of professionals and amateurs alike.
Pacific Sports gi sizes
Whatever may be your height, weight, or fitness level, there is always a Pacific Sports gi for you. Check out the size charts below to find your correct size.
Pacific Sports quality
All products sold at Pacific Sports undergo rigorous testing. Numerous gyms and martial arts schools of Australia and the world, rely on the Pacific Sports quality for tough and long-lasting products, which includes uniforms, jackets, pants, belts, shoes, rash guards, compression wear, protective wear and training gear. Additionally, products offered on sale carry this same high quality but with drastically reduced prices. Moreover, if the monthly newsletter is subscribed, then an additional 10% discount is also offered.