The ULTIMATE... The new TOKAIDO for a new era.
1956, Tokaido has been supplying karate practitioners in Japan and all over the
world with the finest uniforms, belts and other karate products. Tokaido has
become the world-wide standard to which other uniforms and belts are compared.
In answer to the increasing demand for the highest-quality Tokaido uniforms and
black belts from karateka globally, we are happy to provide this service
allowing anyone with internet access the ability to purchase our products
directly from Japan. Through our service, ordering a uniform or belt will be a
relatively easy, interactive experience. You will feel as if you were shopping
in person at our Suidobashi store or any of our other 11 locations in Japan, but without having to learn
Now, you can order uniforms and belts, personalized to your preferences,
including your name in Japanese characters, chest emblem patches, and labels to
match many organizations and styles. All of this work is done directly by the
Tokaido factory in Japan.* We offer a full range of sizes and uniform weights,
many of which were previously only available in Japan. Also, for those who
already know and appreciate our highest level of quality, we are pleased to
offer tailor-made uniforms made to your specifications by master tailors.
All our uniforms and belts are cut and sewn by hand, one by one as they are
ordered, by artisans whose expertise has been acquired through long years of
dedication to their art. The cotton we use comes from a centuries old process
that has been used for making the best cotton textiles of Japan. This is why a
Tokaido uniform, if properly cared for, will actually improve with age and can
be worn for as long as 10 years. In fact, we have had many customers tell us
that they have used their uniform for more than 20 years!!!
Many people say imitation is the highest form of flattery. Tokaido was the first
company in the world to manufacture uniforms exclusively for karate practice,
after the art arrived from Okinawa. Many have tried to imitate Tokaido's
high-quality uniforms and belts over the years, only proving what several
generations of karateka have known all along: Tokaido makes the best uniforms
and belts for serious karateka.
If you practice karate hard to become the best that you can, we think you
deserve to feel and look your best, too. Wear a Tokaido uniform and belt, and
you will understand why it is the choice of top instructors and competitors. You
can order from us, and have our assurance that we will manufacture the best
possible uniform, from top materials and with unsurpassed craftsmanship, as we
have been doing for over 50 years. Please refer to the links to the left for
further details and ordering information.
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