Aikidogi (合気道着 or 合気道衣) is the formal Japanese name for the uniform used for Aikido training. As Aikido traditionally prohibits competition there are few if any rules regarding the Aikido uniform other than local or organizational guidelines, though for reasons of tradition rarely will you find aikidoka wearing an aikidogi that is not made from bleached (or occasionally unbleached) cotton or sometimes cotton-poly blends. Practically Aikido training sits somewhere between Judo and Karate in the nature of its practice and therefore it is very common to find both lightweight karategi and heavier judogi being used by aikidoka depending on their preference. Morihei Ueshiba seems to have used a traditional judogi with a dark coloured hakama most of the time, though there are numerous records of him wearing more traditional kimono and hakama combinations and to this day some variation is found even within an individual organization or dojo depending on the instructor(s). ...more on Wikipedia about "Aikidogi"
Hakama (袴) are a type of traditional Japanese clothing. Hakama cover the lower body and resemble a wide, pleated skirt. Hakama were originally worn only by men, but today they are worn (albeit slightly differently) by both men and women. Hakama are tied at the waist and fall approximately to the ankles. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hakama"
Judogi (柔道着 or 柔道衣) is the formal Japanese name for the traditional uniform used for Judo practice and competition. As with most Japanese martial arts uniforms it is actually derived from traditional articles of clothing suitable for work. Most likely Jigoro Kano derived the original judogi from the kimono and other Japanese undergarments around the turn of the 20th century. A judogi is comprised of two parts usually cut from different styles of fabric, a very heavy uwagi or jacket and a lighter canvas style zubon or pants. Though similar to the shorter styles of kimono, a uwagi will invariably be made from cotton or a cotton blend and be of a very heavy weight fabric. All but the cheapest and most lightweight uwagi are cut from a heavy canvas style cloth, similar to, but much more tightly woven than terrycloth, and more expensive competition and hand-made judogi will often weigh several kilograms when finished. The zubon or pants are generally cut in a similar manner to Karate or Aikido zubon though due to the nature of Judo practice they commonly have double layer kneepatches to provide extra protection and durability. ...more on Wikipedia about "Judogi"
Jujutsugi(柔術着 or 柔術衣) is the Japanese name for a Jujutsu(柔術) training uniform. The traditional jujutsugi is similar to the Judogi (Judo uniform). ...more on Wikipedia about "Jujutsugi"
Karategi (空手着 or 空手衣) is the Japanese name for the Karate training uniform. A karategi is somewhat similar to a judogi (柔道着 or 柔道衣, Judo uniform) as it shares a common origin, however the material and cut of the uniform is generally much lighter and looser fitting. Due to the nature of Karate training which emphasizes striking, kicking and a more limited range of standing throws compared to Judo the karategi has evolved in a manner that maximizes mobility and speed without the extremely coarse and strong fabric required for grappling and throwing found in Judo. ...more on Wikipedia about "Karategi"
Keikogi (稽古着 or 稽古衣) is a Japanese word which means uniform for training (keiko means practice, gi means dress or clothes). This word is used to describe the uniform which is worn for traditional martial arts class. In English, the term keikogi is often referred to simply as the gi. Different martial arts have different types of keikogi's, often depending on how it is used: ...more on Wikipedia about "Keikogi"
Shinobi-iri, stealth techniques and methods for secretly entering an area (for example, a camp). ...more on Wikipedia about "Shinobi-iri"
(Shinobishozoku) The Shinobi Shozoku is made up of split-toed tabi, special trousers that tie onto the body, a jacket with overlapping lapels tucked into the trousers, protective arm-and-hand sleeves, and a scarf that serves as a mask and hood. The outfit is made of strong, dark-colored fabric, fitted loosely. This gives the ninja freedom of movement, and an ability to blend in with the night shadows as most people thought, however they wore more natural colors. (See Ninja) ...more on Wikipedia about "Shinobishozoku"
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