Today, it's possible to find these type of judogi, but they seem to be entry level single weaves, or double weaves with incredibly long suso(?) or the bottom apron like part of the jacket.
What are you thoughts on this type of judogi?
I don't see the mixes in Japan. The Kodokan frowns on blue gi, which you'll see more at university dojo. But I can't recall seeing a blue /!white mix here.Jonesy wrote:NBK - I agree that it is important not to overdo things. For me:
1. The colour of a judogi is WHITE and NOT White or Blue.
2. Blue judogi are only appropriate for those who require them for use at the level of competition that demands them. Not appropriate for everyday practice.
3. Mix/split kits are an absolute no-no.
Lets get some discipline back!
KuSakura (literally 'Nine Cherry Blossoms') sells at the Kodokan but there's no relationship beyond that AFAIK.Mr_Michael_or_Mike wrote:I sent a message to the kusakura shop, which I believe is a company related to the Kodakan. Here is what they said about the unbleached gi:
Thank you very much for your inquiry.
Actually, yes !
This is a very high end product made with Japanese cotton (it's the only dogi in Japan, all brands included, for which the cotton raw material is grown in Japan).
Japanese cotton being very rare, the quantity of fabric sewn is very low, and since this product is made to order only, the production time is about 2 to 3 months.
The price is 57,000 YEN (about 500 USD) shipping included.
It is available in unbleached version, and wazarashi (traditional bleaching process) version and the size available are the same as for the JOA or JNF models.
You can place your order by sending an email to email@example.com
(We are considering offering it as a regular product on our website, as it's, without any doubt, the best Dogi ever made in Japan... The price is quite a deal breaker in the Japanese market, but we really love the product, so we want to give it a try on our International sites).
No-one else should need one.cokiee wrote:I like how in the catalogue the blue gi is listed as being for international competitors. (:
Jonesy wrote:No-one else should need one.cokiee wrote:I like how in the catalogue the blue gi is listed as being for international competitors. (:
Agree.cokiee wrote:Jonesy wrote:No-one else should need one.cokiee wrote:I like how in the catalogue the blue gi is listed as being for international competitors. (:
That's unfortunately not what many owners think!