"Pursuing Perfection Since 1906"
Rihachi Mizuno and his younger brother Rizo found MIZUNO Brothers Ltd. in Osaka. This was the start of a continuous journey to Reach Beyond.
Mizuno have been producing Judogis since 1965. As with all their sporting products, Mizuno apply a combination of tradition, technology, craftsmanship and passion to produce Judogis of uncompromising quality. Using only the finest materials and state of the art technology, they have developed a range of Judogis known world-wide for their outstanding comfort and performance.
Before public release, Judogis are tested in collaboration with the National Team of Japan.
DF Cut is a patented technology which is based on the motion study of the body in order to improve the design of the Mizuno products. This research allows Mizuno to create apparel which perfectly adapts to the body during effort enabling better flexibility during movement. Mizuno decided to apply DF Cut technology to the Yawara range, by studying the movements of Judoka. This analysis, computer-assisted, was able to highlight the movement characteristics and the zones of tension specific to the practice of Judo.These studies made it possible to design a Judogi perfectly adapted to the practice of Judo, which is able to follow the movement of the Judoka, without slowing them down or blocking them in the execution of their techniques.
FUJI sports has been outfitting thousands of martial artists since 1969.
FUJI Sports (together with Hatashita Sports) was founded in 1969 by Frank Hatashita, 8th Dan. Hatashita Sensei was Vice-President of the IJF (International Judo Federation), and President of the Pan American Judo Federation, among other positions including an IJF referee, and owner of many dojo and affiliates. He was instrumental in lobbying to get Judo into the Olympics. His sense of knowing what was most important in martial arts was second to none; and, anyone that knew him would attest to that.
FUJI Sports produces only the highest quality products at the best possible prices.
FUJI is lead with the careful eye and passion of Lia Hatashita and Jimmy Pedro. Jimmy, a 4x Olympian, 2x Olympic medalist, World Judo Champion and most recently coach to U.S. Olympians including 2x Olympic Gold medalist, Kayla Harrison. Jimmy brings an astounding amount of first-hand product knowledge to the company and wants only the best for athletes, and anyone who commits to learning a martial art. FUJI’s products have been put to the test during rigorous competitions and training sessions. The result is a high quality brand of products that are built to last and have proven to withstand the athletic battlefield.
Kate and Les have been running the design company Fluid Media Ltd. since August 2000 (www.fluidmedia.co.uk).
Kate is a very talented artist and graphic designer and has worked with clients including BMW, the BBC, Thorpe Park and Land Rover. Les has been practising Judo for over 40 years and coaching for over 30, including more than 20 years with the BJC National Squad. Les achieved a competitive 5th Dan and in 2018 was awarded his 6th Dan.
In 2005 Fluid Media started selling Judo suits online and have been working with Mizuno since 2008. In 2011 we were proud to be chosen as exclusive distributers for the UK. We're very excited to be adding FUJI Judo to our range, another historical Judo company with a reputation for technical innovation and quality products.