The finest quality materials from Hirota, in cotton, pinack, and polyester. Choose the one that's right for you.
100% of the finest selected cotton. A cost effective and durable option for your suit.
100% of the finest selected cotton. Slightly thicker than the medium weight suit.
100% cotton – This is the heaviest material from Hirota.
This is similar to the Pinack Kata but the weave is harder so the suit keeps the shape of your body and has a good snapping effect.
100 % Polyester. This is an ultralight Hirota material, that the Kumite National Team is wearing at the moment. It is good for competition because it is slightly rough on the reverse and so does not stick. Also this material can stretch diagonally by 5%. It may be a little transparent when perspiring during hard training.
Pinack is a material specifically designed by Hirota. With their knowledge and expertise, they have researched the precise number of vertical and horizontal threads needed to create the optimal finish.
As your technique improves you will notice that this material will give you a good and sharp thrust when delivering moves.
As your technique improves you will notice that this material gives you a good and sharp thrust/snap when delivering your moves.
Hirota materials - WKF approved!Hirota materials are worn by world renowned karate instructors as well as national teams in Japan and around the world. Kata world champions: Antonio Diaz, Rika Usami, the WKF, and JKA national teams in Japan are wearing Hirota.
Hirota is constantly studying how to improve the materials, for comfort, durability, practicality and looks, to be the perfect suit for serious karate practitioners.
Hirota is now making a new Slim fit with high waist design for Pinack Kumite and Tsubasa Kumite which is very popular in Japan. See chart sizes for normal and slim fit design before you order.
FOR READY MADE KARATE SUITS.
Please stretch out flat before measuring
All sizes are in centimeters
Assuming you order the correct size the arm sleeve length will fall one third up between the wrist and the elbow. The leg length will be just above the ankle.
If you like wearing a shorter sleeve and shorter trousers Ichiban recommend you order a part made to measure suit (giving exact dimensions of sleeves and legs). The sizes go according to the person’s height. Every person comes in different shapes and sizes, therefore Ichiban has created the above chart to assist you in choosing the correct size. Please note that this is only a guideline. Diamensions may vary slightly from one batch to another. Please e-mail Ichiban if you need further assistance.
When the belt is made up, lift both ends and ensure that they do not pass your chin.
This is to prevent it from slapping your face when kicking.
To assist you could apply the following formula:
for the Regular belt (4cm width) :
• (Waist in cm) x 2 + 110 to 120 cm (depending on if you want a standard length belt or long hanging belt. This can in turn be dependent on the amount of embroidery.)
for the Wide belt (4.5cm width):
• (waist in cm) x 2 + 120 to 130cm (depending on if you want a standard length belt or long hanging belt. This can in turn be dependent on the amount of embroidery.)