- Made with K-10 quality 14oz. 100% soft brushed cotton
- Side vents with tie straps for improved ventilation
- 10 rows of reinforced stitching at the sleeves
- 5 lines of stitching at the collar
- 13 lines of stitching in the pants
- Traditional drawstring waist
- Mesh and vinyl carrying bag included
The KD Elite heavyweight gi is a rare combination of comfort, performance, and durability.
Soft brushed cotton makes this gi a treat to wear while still providing the superior feel of a heavyweight gi. Many other heavyweight uniforms can be stiff and bulky, leaving student's distracted. KD Elite allows practitioners to train at full speed right away, unencumbered.
Most white karate uniforms look the same, so it can be difficult to tell the difference. There are a few important details that, if overlooked, can become aggravating later. For example, KD Elite utilizes a drawstring waist in favor of elastic. Elastic waist bands work fine for student uniforms, but they run the risk of wearing out. Drawstring bands can handle countless amounts of tying and untying, even as the weight of a practitioner fluctuates.
Another important detail is the cut of the uniform. There are two cuts for a karate gi: traditional cut, and tournament cut. The primary difference between the two is the extremity length. A traditionally cut gi will have full length arms and legs, while tournament style is cut shorter, leaving the upper arm and lower leg exposed. KD Elite is a traditionally cut uniform that lays very comfortably on any body type.
One important concern for many martial artists is the audible crack they can produce during kicks, punches, and blocks. This snapping demonstrates focus in technique and can help win tournaments. The KD Elite not only fits well, but performs well too. The heavy stitching around the ankles and wrists (10 rows), combined with high quality cotton material, provides a reliable "snap-factor" that can help during tournaments or for gauging technical progress.
It can be a liberating moment when a martial artist moves from a floppy student gi, or a subpar heavyweight gi, to a high quality one. The 14 oz. KD Elite offers top-of-the-line quality at a price rarely seen by high end competitors like Shureido and Tokeido. Make the move today and take your training to the next level.