Which Mizuno Judo Gi?

There are a number of choices within the Mizuno Judo range, so here's a guide that may help you make the right decision.



Firstly, it's important to realise that with every model you can expect a high quality product, the Mizuno judogis start with excellence and simply get better.

Gi weight: Mizuno do not feel that a better quality judogi is simply a heavier material, almost the reverse in fact. They believe a gi should allow free movement and not impede speed or comfort.

Shrinkage: Different materials used in the Mizuno range result in varying amounts of shrinkage, however this has been taken into account during the manufacture, so uniforms that shrink more are made larger to accomodate this. Whatever size fits you should be the same for all models.

Kodomo

(350gsm)

The Kodomo is a single weave gi most suited to the younger judoka, beginner, or senior judoka looking for a light, comfortable gi for coaching.

Some younger players like a heavier kit as they see senior players wearing them, however this can be detrimental to their Judo development - the Kodomo or Hayato would be our recommendation for younger players.

Hayato

(550gsm)

The Hayato is a single weave gi aimed towards more experienced junior judoka, or senior judoka looking for a light, flexible gi for training.

Some younger players like a heavier kit as they see senior players wearing them, however this can be detrimental to their Judo development - the Kodomo or Hayato would be our recommendation for younger players.

Keiko

(650gsm)

The Keiko is a heavier, single weave gi aimed towards older, more competitive junior judoka, or senior judoka looking for a softer gi for training and competition. The Keiko is a good weight for tougher senior training in the summer.

Shiai

(900gsm)

The Shiai is the most popular and heaviest model in the range, yet the material is still soft enough for good movement and tough enough for heavy training and contest use. The blue Shiai is pre-shrunk due to the dying process but the white will shrink up to 5cm on the sleeves (the white Shiai is made bigger to allow for this).

The Shiai is very robust.

IJF Approved Yusho 2015

(IJF Red Label, 750gsm)

The Yusho has been produced to meet the latest IJF requirements, including longer sleeves and 750gsm fabric. The tailoring suits an average to narrow build so this is the range we recommend to slim players who struggle with regular cut gis.

IJF Approved Yusho Best 2016

(IJF Red Label, 750gsm)

The Yusho Best has been produced to meet the latest IJF & IOC requirements, including longer sleeves and 750gsm fabric. While manufactured in China, the poly/cotton material is of Japanese origin, resulting in a top quality product at an affordable price.

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