Where to Get a Training Uniform

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One of Chicago Aikido Club‘s local suppliers for dogi training uniforms, East West Martial Arts Supply, recently closed one of its long-standing locations on the north side of the city. This prompted a search for additional suppliers. A number of good stores and companies were recommended by club members and friends at other dojo, and have been compiled here for anyone interested. (Chicago-area businesses have been highlighted)

Bujin Design
http://www.bujindesign.com/

Century Martial Arts
http://www.centurymartialarts.com/

Choi Brothers (Chicago)
http://www.choibrothers.com/

E-BOGU.COM
http://www.e-bogu.com/default.asp

Judo Inc.
http://www.judoinc.com/

KI International Corporation
http://www.kiintl.com/

Kiyota Company, Inc. [HIGHLY RECOMMENDED]
http://kiyotacompany.com/

KPM SUPPLY (Franklin Park)
http://kpmsupply.com/martialarts/

Military Arts Institute (maintains former inventory of East West Martial Arts) (Chicago)
6001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 381-7765 (Call for Mr. Shin and arrange a time to meet)
http://www.militaryartsinstitute.com/

ADDENDUM

Although East West Martial Arts has closed its location at 2024 West Balmoral, the company is still in operation through Military Arts Institute (as stated above) and through their website at http://www.bearbrandinc.com/.

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1 Response to Where to Get a Training Uniform

  1. Pete Hoffman says:

    I have extensive experience with KI and can vouch not only for the quality of thei uniforms, but also the value of same across all of their lines. They’re first rate and great to work with. Another similarly great company is HSU Judo in San Jise, CA. Ken Hsu has been in business for years. They make great uniforms and are a great value. My final recommendation would be Hatashita Ltd. In New York, the U.S. Distributor for Mizuno and Fugi Gis. Also always a pleasure to work with them

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