The 440 Judo uniform is made in a cotton/polyester blend fabric that withstands repeated washing and won't shrink as much as 100% cotton models.
Judo uniforms are reinforced at the neck (for gripping) and knees (for floor combat).
CHOOSING YOUR JUDO UNIFORM
Judo is a combat sport that uses grappling techniques. The young judoka has to grab their opponent's uniform when attempting to throw them to the ground, and possibly immobilize them.
This is why the uniform must be particularly tear resistant, with reinforced sections in areas of strain or friction.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT UNIFORM
- An adult who is new to judo or has been doing judo for one to two years should choose a uniform in cotton or polycotton (200 g/sqm), which is both soft and durable.
- A judoka who has been doing judo for two years (yellow or orange belt) or who is starting competitions should choose a rice-grain weave uniform which is particularly tear resistant and designed to withstand gripping. The polycotton composition (350 g/sqm) helps prevent excessive shrinking and dries quickly.
Your height will determine the size of your uniform (from 160 cm to 200 cm).
We recommend choosing a gi that is at least 5 cm bigger than your height. For example, if you are 174 cm, chose a 180 cm uniform.
The uniform should be left out to air after each use. Regular washing will help keep your uniform white. Use cold water for the first few washes. After that, wash at no more warmer 30°C.
THE BENEFITS OF JUDO
Judo is a very physical sport.
It is also a well-rounded sport. The aim is to control your opponent's body.
This is also a psychological sport. It helps make both mind and spirit more flexible. Incidentally, "judo" means "path to flexibility".