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
Don't be fooled by fake Isami Kyokushin gear

Don't be fooled by fake Isami Kyokushin gear

Our parent company Isami Japan stopped producing and selling official Kyokushin Karate gear way back in December 2015. You can read all about it here. This shocking announcement caught the entire Kyokushin community off guard, after all we had been custom making our world famous Black Belts and Karategis to IKO and other organisations for decades. Since then a very sad development has taken place: there are a handful of online shops selling counterfeit Isami Kyokushin gear and claiming it is the original Japanese stuff that ChokeSports is known for. Every so often we are contacted by people who have been ripped off by these sites. They...

September 11, 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

Video: Isami Wide Shin Guards

Video: Isami Wide Shin Guards

The latest video released brings you up and close with one of our best selling cotton shin guards... As the names says, these shin guards have a wide padding that protects against unchecked low kicks from the side. We also added padding over the achilles tendon for extra protection during sparring. CLICK TO SEE MORE

January 16, 2017 by Support Team

Dojo Profile: KWF Kyokushinkai in Costa Rica

This week we bring you Sensei Mauricio Alvarado's KWF Kyokushinkai in wonderful Costa Rica. Sensei Mauricio is a regular customer here at ChokeSports. He's also a renown martial artist in his home country of Costa Rica where he runs a successful dojo offering Kyokushinkai Karate, Fitness Training, Krav Maga and Jiu Jitsu to students of all ages. Hola Sensei Mauricio. When did you first get involved with martial arts?I started to practice Kyokushinkai when I was 9 years old in 1989. What is your current rank?I am 4th Dan in Kyokushinkai. What keeps you motivated to train martial arts after all these years?To continue...

November 01, 2016 by Support Team

Dojo Profile: Centro Studi Arti Marziali in Italy

This week we bring you Andrea Stoppa's Centro Studi Arti Marziali located in the city of Pordenone, Italy. Andrea is a good friend and regular customer here at ChokeSports. He's also a complete martial artist who's spent years developing his striking and grappling skills. Today he holds black belts in Kyokushin Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, among others. Ciao Andrea. When did you first get involved with martial arts?It was in November 1987. While watching "The Karate Kid", my sister said "why don't you start doing some martial arts at local gym?". What is your current rank?I'm a 4th degree in Kyokushin, black belt 1st stripe in...

August 11, 2016 by Support Team

Video: Japanese Iron Sandals aka Tetsu Geta

Our latest product video brings you up and close with one of the most unique items here at ChokeSports. Tetsu geta are the traditional equivalent of modern leg weights. These iron sandals make you strengthen the foot along with the leg. It's a hard - but fun! - way of exercising the legs for martial arts. ORDER IRON SANDALS HERE

July 20, 2016 by Support Team

Kenny Buffaloe's Kyokushin Karate in North Carolina

Today we launch a new segment in the blog where we profile some of the senseis and dojos that are regular customers here at ChokeSports. To kickstart our Dojo Profiles, we selected Sensei Kenneth Buffaloe's Kyokushin Karate dojo which is located in Warrenton, North Carolina, USA. Sensei, how/when/where did you first get involved with martial arts? I started training in Kyokushin Karate under Shihan Shigeru Oyama in the early 1970"s in Fairfield, CT, USA. I later became the official North Carolina representative of the I.K.O. KYOKUSHINKAIKAN organization in 1980. I am currently still the representative there under the leadership of Kancho Shokei Matsui...

July 12, 2016 by Support Team

Video: Isami Full Contact Knee Pads

We're currently editing a bunch of new product videos that will soon be available online. The first one to come out is for our famous Isami Knee Pads L-122i, which are very popular among Kyokushinkai Karate fighters. Check it out... ORDER THE KNEE PADS HERE

July 08, 2016 by Support Team

What Customers Are Saying About Chokesports

I've always had my eye on RVDDW and Isami brand gear but wasn't sure about how to order in the US. ChokeSports made the process extremely easy and the shipping was amazingly fast. Extreme recommend to anyone on the fence.

Brandon M. Tennessee, USA

Fast shipping. Tee quality and design definitely worth buying. Interesting part was the fantastic services provided by the support team so I could surprise my loved one. Truly appreciated.

Colene T. Perai, Malaysia

I have purchased 4 belts through ChokeSports. Everyone of them was of exceptional quality and the workmanship was incredible! The customer service and ease of placing my order was awesome.

Ken G. Colorado, USA

I'm always happy to open the package to discover another new obi belt. The quality is still the best, delivery time still there, and most important the service is number one. Very dedicated to the client.

Ghislain F. Quebec, Canada

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