Handy sizing guide for karate, judo, aikido uniforms and belts
When choosing your karate, judo or aikido 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.
* How much should I allow for shrinkage? Generally poly-cotton will shrink 3-5%, and cotton/canvas will shrink 5-10%. To avoid shrinkage, we recommend you NEVER hot-wash or dry your uniform.
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|
CORE KARATE, JUDO/JIU-JITSU & AIKIDO UNIFORMS - For more information click here
105 - 115
|115 - 125||125 - 135||135 - 145||145 - 155||155 - 165||167 - 175||175 - 185||185 - 195||195 - 205|
ADIDAS KARATE UNIFORMS
ADIDAS JUDO UNIFORMS – J200E
|Uniform Size||100 - 110||100 - 110||110 - 120||120 - 130||130 - 140|
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 Size0/1801/2002/2203/2404/2605/2806/3007/320Belt Length (cm)180200220240260280300320
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 Instructor what method of tying your belt is appropriate for you. There are many tutorials available on the web.