Our Martial Arts Brand
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Decathlon's combat sports brand offers useful suggestions for your sporting practice

There are two criteria to consider when choosing a karate gi: your height and your skill level.

1. Your Size
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Good news! Karate gis are unisex, so there’s no need to pick a certain style or shape – everyone wears the same.

Obviously, different people will need a different size. The height of the karateka determines the uniform size.

For a child: sizes range from 100cm to 150cm.

For an adult: sizes range from 160cm to 200cm.

2. Durability
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Because karate is a contact sport, the uniform fabric needs to be light enough for good freedom of movement.

We recommend the following fabric weights:

For novice children who are training: a supple and lightweight woven fabric of 190g/sqm.

For children who are competing: a sturdier ribbed fabric with a weight of 240g/sqm.

For novice adults who are training: a supple and lightweight ribbed fabric of 240g/sqm.

For adults who are competing: a thick and durable weight of 370g/sqm or higher.

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Karate Specialist

In accordance with tradition, kimonos are made from cotton and have a natural tendency to shrink several centimetres during the first three washes.

This is why we recommend choosing a kimono 5 to 10cm longer than the desired size.