Karate GI newbie question

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    android Yellow Belt

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    Hi there

    Just started shotokan karate at the ripe old age of 51, any recommendation for nice Gi
    I have ordered 100% cotton 14ounce from Cimac. Japanese cut

    I have no idea on this brand although I wanted to just see if that weight might feel too heavy...

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    Andy

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    Ask your instructor
     
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    Not heard of Cimac - My instructors always seem to recommend Blitz though. Weight probably won't feel heavy - seems to be pretty typical for 14oz.
     
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    android Yellow Belt

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    Yes blitz is always popular, have you seen the senshei GI?? Very nice and very expensive

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    I haven’t seen the Seishin gi, but several people on another forum I participate on own/owned it and thought it was very overpriced.

    There are far better brands for far less money. I’m in a hurry, so I’ll respond more later.
     
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    I searched it after you mentioned it - There are so many for considerably lower prices which will also last 10 years +, I do not understand why someone would buy one at that price.
     
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    Also have to say shouldn't you have asked advice /before/ ordering one. Not much point asking for advice when you've already bought one lol, that's like me asking for opinions on a martial art club after paying the membership fee
     
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    Not really , just thought I would ask
    Have I broken a martial arts law

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    Nah, you're good. Never hurts to ask if you have a question. I bought many a gi when starting out, returned many too. Even if you like the one you ordered, it doesn't hurt to have choices.
     
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    Cheers :)
    Its a really nice GI by the way - fairly heavy (140z) but I quite like the fit
    Japanese cut - so short in the legs and arms

    if its too heavy I might just get a lighter one- adidas or something similar
     
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    If you like it, just keep it. You can always get a lighter one. Having more than one allows you to rotate sets between washes and classes.

    I have 2 sets of dobok that I’m rotating this way. One is in my bag for the day’s classes and the other is hanging to dry after being washed after classes.
     

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