Yurei Dogi - Black Coal Edition
When designing out first competition Gi we drew inspiration from the traditional Japanese esoteric cosmology of Onmyōdō (陰陽道, literally 'The Way of Yin and Yang') a mixture of natural science and occultism which saw its heyday during the Heian period of the 5th and 6th centuries.
The Onmyodo philosophy was embraced by the samurai and the intellectual elite alike, as nature was perceived as a duality of light and darkness, engaged in a constant struggle. It was the samurai's responsibility through hard work and meditation to discern the lucky or the unlucky directions, the effective strike vs the inefficient, in an endless attempt to achieve perfection.
Our YUREI GIS were designed therefore with only one thing in mind : COMPETITION.
We have picked the best competition weave man has ever made, the light 395gsm Pearl Weave, and carved a jacket out of it that will follow the shape of the athlete's build in the most natural way; we matched it with lightweight reinforced 10oz Rip Stop pants - We have worked tirelessly on the fit, to make both top and bottom extremely comfortable to wear. Everyone who tested this GI, was impressed by how form fitting the jacket feels, and how much range their legs were able to achieve while sparring.
The internal shoulder panel is sublimated with a Light vs Dark duality theme, inspired by Japanese Yin and Yang mythology,
Following the Onmyōdō we have printed on the side of the jacket a Omamori or good luck spell, that we sincerely hope will aid the fighter in his/hers pursuit of the submission. The Kanji literally means "ALWAYS WIN"
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.
And last but not least, for this release we are offering women's sizes too. Thank you to all our female fans who have aided us in the development of this unique competition kimono.
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.
PS: A great Gi goes well with a great belt, please check out our separate listing for the high quality Yurei belts in the Jiu-Jitsu section of the halfsumo website.
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
F2 will best fit an athlete 5'3" - 5'6" in height
F3 will best fit an athlete 5'5" - 5'8" in height
F3 will best fit an athlete 5'7" - 5'11" in height
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