I own five gis: three heavy judo gis and two karate gis. I really like the karate gis, they are great during summer. And because they are not as stiff as the judo version the shoulders don't tend to end up at my ears during iaido practice. One point of correction had always been that I had my shoulders too high until we found out that it was the gi
The only problem with my karate gis is that the pants are too long and would show under the hakama. I didn't want to cut them because they are great to be worn at home, so I always wear the judo pants.
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