OUR MARTIAL ARTS BRAND
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
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.
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.
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.