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
CORE BJJ UNIFORMS
|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|
* How much should I allow for shrinkage? Generally poly-cotton will shrink 3-5%, and cotton/canvas will shrink 5-10%.
GR1PS BJJ Uniforms
|Height (feet)||5.4 - 5.7||5.6 5.11||5.9 - 6.1||6.2 - 6.5|
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
ADIDAS JUDO UNIFORMS J200E
ADIDAS JUDO UNIFORMS
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 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|