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Old 08-24-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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Low cost iaido black uniform?

I am insearch of a low cost black Iaido uniform. My instructor sells them at $150 and I feel that its a bit too pricey. Any suggestions?

thanks,
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:44 PM   #2
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Re: low cost iaido black uniform?

Try E-Bogu.com. The owner is a 7th or 8th dan kendoka and stocks almost anything related to the sword arts. I've been very happy in my dealings with them.

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Old 08-24-2009, 03:49 PM   #3
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Re: low cost iaido black uniform?

Mr. Chao,

I just checked and they do have the black Iaido gi and on sale too. $ 49.00 for the gi and a gi/hakama combination is $ 89.00. That seems like reasonable pricing, but I don't know your equipment at all.

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Old 08-24-2009, 03:51 PM   #4
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Re: low cost iaido black uniform?

I couldn't find it could you post the actual link?

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Old 08-24-2009, 03:54 PM   #5
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Re: low cost iaido black uniform?

Never mind I found it. How do I determine the uniform sizing?

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Old 08-24-2009, 03:56 PM   #6
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Re: low cost iaido black uniform?

You can try alot of our's friend, Peter Boylan. Not necessarily "cheap", but price is realitive. Peter sells good quality at a fair price.

https://www.budogu.com/categories.cfm?id=167

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Old 08-24-2009, 05:08 PM   #7
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Re: low cost iaido black uniform?

http://www.benfranklincrafts.com/ser...RIC-DYE/Detail

http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.j...0-Black#select

Cordially,

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Old 08-24-2009, 07:06 PM   #8
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Re: low cost iaido black uniform?

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I am insearch of a low cost black Iaido uniform. My instructor sells them at $150 and I feel that its a bit too pricey. Any suggestions?

thanks,
I would suggest that you take a careful look around the dojo. You might also have a chat with a senior student of your instructor.

Maybe it's not an issue. Maybe it is. Just take a moment to examine the situation carefully to see if there are other issues involved here that may take precedence over just how you "feel" as a retail consumer.

If, once you've done, you're sure it's not a problem, and you're not up for sewing, the gear from e-bogu really does offer good value for what you pay.

Best,

FL

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Old 08-24-2009, 09:32 PM   #9
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Re: low cost iaido black uniform?

$115
http://www.budo-aoi.com/iaito/wears/set_001.asp

$116
http://www.tozandoshop.com/Quick_Dry...a_p/set144.htm

$89
http://www.e-bogu.com/ProductDetails...-COM-IAI-GISET

Another site where you can buy tops and bottoms seperate
http://www.yamatobudogu.com/URLrewri...do_Gi_s/82.htm

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Old 08-25-2009, 01:02 AM   #10
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Re: low cost iaido black uniform?

Along the lines of Mr. Little's post... Maybe there are some "value added" things that come along with spending a bit more and getting it through your sensei? Like your sensei's advice and help in getting the correct size and appropriate gear for your style? And maybe even a few other less tangible reasons why you may want to consider going through your sensei...

That said e-bogu has some nice stuff and is run by some very nice people.

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Old 08-25-2009, 09:32 AM   #11
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Re: Low cost iaido black uniform?

Thank you all for your advice. I think I will go with the $89 uniform.
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:11 AM   #12
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Re: low cost iaido black uniform?

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I would suggest that you take a careful look around the dojo. You might also have a chat with a senior student of your instructor.

Maybe it's not an issue. Maybe it is. Just take a moment to examine the situation carefully to see if there are other issues involved here that may take precedence over just how you "feel" as a retail consumer.

If, once you've done, you're sure it's not a problem, and you're not up for sewing, the gear from e-bogu really does offer good value for what you pay.

Best,

FL
Very wise post this one.

While I'm personally always up for saving a buck, there is much more to martial arts training then being a "retail customer".

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