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Choosing a Karate Jacket

A Karate dogi or keikogi or simply known as a gi, consists of a jacket (known as ('uwagi'), pants (known as 'zubon') and a belt (known as 'obi'). Generally, a belt is sold separately and does not come along with the gi. Sometimes, the jacket needs to be changed and thus, instead of buying a gi, only the jacket needs to be bought. While buying a jacket, one must ensure that it allows enough room for the arms to move in all directions, and the waist to twist without any hindrances. The skirt of the jacket should hang well beneath the belt, so that it does become un-tucked from the belt when performing different movements. [...]  read more