Kimono is the Japanese ethnic clothing for martial arts. It consists of a jacket and pants and has some features depending on the type of martial arts. Differences between dobok and kimono. The first and most crucial difference is the tailoring of the jacket. Kimono is sewn unbuttoned. Dobok has one-piece sewing, and it should be put on over the head. The dobok traditionally is made of white fabric, then kimono can be of almost any color, and each color will have its meaning.
There are many types of martial arts, so there are many costumes for practice. Here are the most popular martial arts: Judo, Jujutsu, Taekwondo, Sambo, Karate, Aikido.
Kimono for Judo
Judogi is a suit consisting of trousers, jacket, and belt. The peculiarities of the judo suit dictate the type of martial arts aimed at the throwing combat technique, and clothing for training should protect the athlete from abrasions and other injuries. Therefore, pants and jacket for judogi are sewn elongated and more durable material. The sleeves and the collar are reinforced so as not to tear during the throw. The seams should be treated as best as possible so as not to rub the skin during the fight. The edges of the jacket, reaching to the hands downcast along the body is considered the most convenient. The belt is wrapped twice around the body.
Kimono for Jujutsu
Pants should be shorter – at a distance of no more than 2 inches from the ankle in the kimono for this type of martial arts. Jacket sleeves should end in 2 inches from the palm of your hand, provided that the arms are extended forward, and the softer material is used for this suit.
Kimono for Karate
Trousers should reach mid-calf, and a jacket should be with a sleeve three quarters and long almost to knees. The most crucial difference between kimonos for karate and costumes for other martial arts is color. If in judo only two colors are allowed, blue and white, then karate can be traditionally white, and also red and black, depending on the level of martial art.
Kimono for Aikido
It has a strong, and at the same time, soft collar – this feature will help the fighter avoid unpleasant feelings during the seizures. It differs from other kimonos in narrower and shorter sleeves and, instead of side cuts, as in kimono for other martial arts, has a cut in the field of the back. Another critical difference is a patch on the bottom of the right floor or the sleeve. Most often this is the emblem of the club. The color of the belt will depend on the results achieved.
Kimono for Sambo
A fabric additionally protects the jacket for sambo on the shoulders. The belt is inserted through special cuts in order not to slip down during the grips. Kimono for Sambo can be of two colors red and blue and depends respectively on the gender of the fighter. The rest of the form for practicing sambo should be comfortable and durable.
Kimono for Taekwondo
Dobok is used in this type of martial arts. The main characteristic of this jacket is a solid cut. There are about ten different outfits for practicing taekwondo, depending on which taekwondo federation the athlete belongs to. Kimonos differ not only in style and cut but also in color.
The difference between blue kimono and white
White is the color of pure thoughts in Japanese culture. It is traditional for all types of martial arts at the training stage except for Sambo there blue and red dominate. It is also important to note that the color of the kimono can be white, black, and blue. The black color of the kimono is worn predominantly by masters with the highest degree of skill, having passed the trials and exams. White kimono for students symbolizes his modesty and his willingness to hard training. You will need a blue kimono for the competition. In single combat on the tatami, the athletes come out in clothes of a different color. The first comes out in white, and the second in blue.
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