How to choose your adult Karate uniform?
For this reason, a karate uniform should be lightweight and loose-fitting in order to give increased freedom of movement.
WHAT SIZE TO CHOOSE ?
Traditionally made of cotton, karate uniforms tend to shrink by a few centimetres during the first three washes.
For this reason we recommend choosing a uniform that is 5 to 10 cm bigger than the size of the wearer. For example, if you are 174cm tall, go for a 180cm uniform.
CHOOSING THE UNIFORM ACCORDING TO YOUR LEVEL
Fighters new to karate should choose a uniform that is lightweight and flexible, but also sturdy thanks to its ribbed weave.
A fighter who takes part in kata competition (imaginary combat with no opponent) should opt for a more durable uniform with thicker, crisper material.
CARING FOR YOUR UNIFORM
Use cold water for the first three washes and water no warmer than 40°C for all washes thereafter. Do not tumble dry.