Mas Oyama's favorite Karategi: Isami K-500

Our parent company Isami has a very long and deep history with Kyokushin Karate in Japan. Sosai Masutatsu Oyama, founder of the Kyokushin Karate style, was an acquaintance of Mr. Shigeyuki Iso, Isami's president. At first Sosai Mas Oyama would wear our unbleached full contact dogi  Isami K-400 Classic. This is Isami's most traditional Karate uniform. However he later switched to the newer and improved version Isami K-500, which we now call "Mas Oyama Gi". He chose it because it was the most long-lasting and easy to wear Karate Gi he had ever tried. Shop Mas Oyama Gi As the...

October 30, 2017 by SUPPORT TEAM

Top 10 Karate Gear from Isami Japan

ChokeSports and Isami have had a close partnership for almost two decades. Throughout all these years, we have connected with Karateka from all over the world. Today our site ChokeSports.com is one of the main sources of high quality Karate Gear from Japan on the net. That's why we just dropped a "Top 10 Karate Gear from Isami Japan" video. In this short video (1m15s) we give you a glimpse of the most sought Karate gis, belts, kudo helmet, shin guards, knee pads and gloves. Enjoy! SHOP TOP 10 KARATE GEAR

Comparing the fabrics of Isami Karate Gis

We have just released a chart to help our customers understand the differences between our famous Isami Karate Gis from Japan... As you can see in the chart, our base uniform is the Isami K-400 Classic. All the other uniforms are harder/softer and thicker/thinner in relation to the K-400. This is the same chart we use in Japan and it was elaborated according to the feel and weight of the different fabrics in our collection. It's worth mentioning that we do not really produce any heavyweight Karate gis anymore, so even our thickest/hardest gis feel very comfortable and easy to wear. As...

March 02, 2017 by Support Team

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