Out of all the cool things we have to write on this page, we believe it's important to start by saying that you are dealing with true martial artists. Both ChokeSports and Isami are family-run companies that are deeply connected to the martial arts.

Our work extends far beyond what you see on this site. We are very passionate about what we do and how it impacts the lives of thousands of other likeminded people around the world.


It all started in the early 2000's, in the magical days of Pride FC in Tokyo. Back when "modern" martial arts like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA had conquered the center stage in the Japanese rings.

The mix of new ideas and traditional concepts, with the Shinjuku neon lights as the backdrop, was the trigger point for ChokeSports. Our company is the result of a friendship of more than 20 years based on a strong sense of budo.


Today ChokeSports is one of the most respected and traditional shops for Japanese martial arts gear and apparel. We have thousands of regular customers all across the globe and ship internationally on a daily basis.

Although most of our customers are average people who enjoy martial arts, we also supply pro level and custom gear to hundreds of famous fighters and instructors, including many legends and world champions.


ChokeSports is the result of decades of commitment to martial arts. We are very proud of the products we put out and we guarantee that you'll be amazed by the craftsmanship and attention to detail.

All our products go through a complete development phase and strict quality-check before reaching our retail shops in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Seoul and the web-distribution center in Saitama.


ChokeSports is the official international partner of prestigious Japanese brands Isami & Reversal since 2006. We are involved in product development, marketing and distribution. In other words, you are dealing directly with the producers.

The fact that we specialize in these two brands allows our staff to be knowledgeable about the entire catalog of products we distribute. You can easily tell the difference when you contact our support team, for example.

What Customers Are Saying About Chokesports

My overall experience has been awesome. The quality and the detail of the items are simply second to none. Plus the best customer service I have ever experienced. I can't thank you enough!

Steve T. Nevada, USA

Isami has been around forever and nothing beats the hand made quality. Black Belts are so hard to earn, and you wear them for so long, that you need to spend the extra dollars and wear a ChokeSports belt.

Kirkor B. Connecticut, USA

From the get-go, everyone I communicated with showed a genuine interest in getting my measurements correct and the proper items for me. Better services and better products would be impossible!

Jeff L. New York, USA

I'm always happy to open the package from ChokeSports. 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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