Five Rings Series - Mizu Dogi
The second element for the 5 Rings Collection is inspired by the Book of Water where Musashi describes his fighting style, Ni-ten ichi-ryu, "Two Heavens, One Style : "The MIZU (water) element concern spirituality and philosophy. The meaning of water in relation to life is flexibility. Water demonstrates natural flexibility as it changes to conform with the boundaries which contain it, seeking the most efficient and productive path. So also should one possess the ability to change in accordance with one’s own situation
Of the very few who escaped this cruel destiny is the legendary Musashi Miyamoto (宮本 武蔵, c. 1584 – June 13, 1645) which as an old man put into writing all his knowledge in The Book Of Five Rings (五輪書, Go Rin no Sho)
The Five Rings - Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and NoMind - might appear at first as practical sword treaty, but at a closer look they are an amazing philosophical work one that still applies to everyday life.
Our new GO RiN NO SHO Kimonos series takes inspiration from this amazing martial art work, and will be translating its philosophy into weaved cotton with every new GI release.
A light but sturdy 425gsm Pearl Weave top is coupled with lightweight reinforced 10oz Rip Stop pants - We have worked tirelessly on the fit, to make both top and bottom extremely comfortable to wear.
The internal shoulder panel is sublimated with an underwater artwork inspired by Japanese mythology , while a hand printed haiku poem by Kobayashi Issa is screen printed on the inside of the jacket "Turining into white wave, at night, the far mist".
Various high definition patches, embroideries and prints decorate the outer part of the jacket and pants.
The Gi bag that comes with this Gi is not your usual run of the mill Gi bag, This is a fully sublimated high quality Gi bag, made of heavy duty Nylon, almost twice the weight of regular Gi bags, and can double as an everyday bag for all your daily activities or even hiking. BTW the bag is fully machine washable so you can just throw it in the wash along with the GI, and have a fresh clean bag after every roll!
WAIT THERE IS MORE! Since we know that every warrior out there needs a space to carry valuables also while at the gym, we have designed and included in every GI a unique detached nylon zipper pouch. The pouch is water resistant and large enough to store your phone, wallet, keys, mouth guard etc. The fact that it's detached from the rest of the bag allows you to carry it with you if you don't want to leave it in the locker. A small metal carabiner at the end allows you to hook it to your Gi pant loops or similar if needed.
The GI fits like a modern tapered GI -It is pre-shrunk, but please allow for an additional 3% to 4% natural fabric shrinkage after the first few washes.
We recommend the following sizes based on your height/weight
A1 will best fit athletes 5'5"-5'9" in height, and between 125lbs to 160lbs in weight
A1L will best fit athletes 5'7"- 5'10" in height, and between 125lbs to 160lbs in weight
A2L will best fit athletes 5'11" -6'2" in height, and between 160lbs to 190lbs in weight
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