CORE Karate, BJJ and Judo Uniforms

When choosing your karate or judo uniform size consider the following: Height, Build, Shrinkage*

For example if you are 180cm-185cm tall, purchase a size 5/180 uniform.

If you are 185cm-190cm tall purchase the 6/190 

This should allow for differences in build although you may have to shorten the sleeves and pant legs. It’s OK if the ties do not pull shut completely. If you are larger in build, you may need to buy the next size up. Use the chart below to help make your decision. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us. Scroll down to see our average child guide.

CORE KARATE AND JUDO UNIFORMS

Height (cms)

105-115

115-125 125-135 135-145 145-155 155-165 167-175 175-185 185-195 195-205
Height (feet) 3.7 3.11 4.3 4.7 4.11 5.3 5.7 5.11 6.3 6.7
Uniform Size 000/110 00/120 0/130 1/140 2/150 3/160 4/140 5/180 6/190 7/200

CORE BJJ UNIFORMS

Size A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7
Height (feet) 5.3 - 5.7 5’6 - 5’9 5.9 - 6.2 6.0 - 6.4 6.0-6.6 6.2-6.6 6.7
 Weight (kgs) 50-65 65-86 86-96 96-110 110-125 125-150 150+

 * How much should I allow for shrinkage? Generally poly-cotton will shrink 3-5%, and cotton/canvas will shrink 5-10%. 

 

GR1PS BJJ Uniforms

Size A1 A2 A3 A4
Height (feet) 5.4 - 5.7 5.6 5.11 5.9 - 6.1 6.2 - 6.5
Weight (kgs) 50-65 65-80 80-95 95-115

With BJJ sizing you might notice that with the size charts some of the weights and heights cross over between sizes. This is where the confusion starts when someone is trying to pick a size. For example someone who is 5ft 9” but 78kg would fall between an A1 and A2. What size would you go for?  In most cases you are better of going with a size that will fit you better in the body even if it means the sleeves and trousers are slightly too short for you. This is because it will look and feel better on you when you are rolling in it. If you go for the height over the weight it might fit in the length but it would fit very baggy, which can look awful and also be a nightmare to train in because of the excess material and looseness of it to your body.

 

ADIDAS Karate and Judo Uniforms

ADIDAS KARATE UNIFORMS

Height (cms) 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200
Uniform size 110 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200

ADIDAS JUDO UNIFORMS J200E

Height (cms) 90 100 110 120 130
Uniform Size 100-110 100-110 110-120 120-130 130-140

ADIDAS JUDO UNIFORMS

Height (cms) 150 160 170 180 190 200
Uniform Size 150 160 170 180 190 200

With Adidas uniforms please choose the size closest to your height, for example if you are 174cms choose the 170 size uniform, if you are 178cms choose the 180 size uniform.

 

Martial Arts Belt Sizing

Choosing the right Martial Arts belt size:

If you wear a size 5/180cm uniform then you could reasonably expect to wear a size 5 belt.  But given the wide variation in people’s waist sizes, use the following formula to more accurately work out the correct belt size for you.

Decide how low you want the belt to hang down, e.g. 3cm longer than your jacket length. Now measure your waistline with your uniform on, and calculate:
(Waistline cm x 2) + (hang length cm x 2) + 30cm for knot = belt length

For example, with a 98cm waist and a jacket that is 29cm long, you would calculate:
(98cm x 2) + (32cm x 2) + 30cm = 290cm = size 6 belt

Note for single-wrap styles, do not multiply the waistline measurement by 2. If the calculation does not quite work out to an exact belt size, go a little longer – belts can shrink a little over time, or can be shortened.

Use the chart below to help make your decision. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us. 

Belt Size 0/180 1/200 2/220 3/240 4/260 5/280 6/300 7/320
Belt Length (cm) 180 200 220 240 260 280 300 320

How to properly wear your martial arts belt:

The belt sits on your hips, below the waistband of your pants. The belt goes around your waist and hangs down to the front, with both sides being an even length. Ask your Insturctor what method of tying your belt is appropriate for you. There are many tutorials available on the web.

 

Average Children's Size Guide

Age 4-5 years 6-7 years 8-9 years 10-11 years 12-13 years
Height cms 105-115 115-125 125-135 135-140 140-145
Height feet 3.5-3.9 3.9-4.1 4.1-4.5 4.5-4.7 4.7-4.9
Uniform Size 000/110 00/120 0/130 1/140 2/150