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Founded  in 1970

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT

It is important that all students have the correct clothing and equipment in order to practice traditional Japanese Budo safely.  

 

Budokan adopts a "No Gi - No Training" rule.

 

You will need a white Gi to practise - see below.

You will not be allowed to practice without one.  

 

For the forst month of training Budokan can provide new members with a Gi to wear at no charge.

Just let us know and we will arrange one for all new members without a Gi.

 

After the first month, new members will be required to buy their own Gi.

 

This equipment  can be ordered through Budokan via Nine Circles - a UK based importer, who we recommend for all equipment for beginners and new students.

We have a discount arrangement in place with them for our members.

Please ask for further information.

 

Click any of the three llinks below, to view the exact recommended items for all new members and beginners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aikido Gi  - Intermediate 500g Sashiko Ori

All these gi have been preshrunk - but on a hot wash and dryer - there is a little further shrinkage.

 

Height Chart

Feet/InchesCm                 Feet/InchesCm

5’ 2”1603                          5’ 9”1805

5’ 4”1653.5                       6’ 0”1855.5

5’ 55”1704                        6’ 2”1906

5’ 7”1754.5                       6’ 5”1956.5

 

 

Within the first three months all new members will need to buy a wooden sword (bokken) and staff (jo) for training purposes.

 

Shiro Kashi White Oak Bokken

102cm

Product Code Daito

Includes Tsuba and Dome

 

Shiro Kashi White Oak Jo

Total length 127cm

2.5cm in diameter

Product code – Jo

 

 

AFTER THE FIRST THREE YEARS MOST STUDENTS WILL WANT TO UPGRADE THEIR EQUIPMENT AND BUDOKAN WILL THEN RECOMMEND BUYING DIRECT FROM JAPAN FROM RELIABLE SOURCES KNOWN TO US.

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