The World’s Best Karate Gi?

It started with a simple question:

“Why is there no “perfect” Karate uniform out there?”

Ugly karate gi uniformHaving tried dozens of gi brands, including expensive ones from Japan, I was never 100% satisfied.

Either they were too big, too small, too heavy, too uncomfortable, too light, too hot, too ugly or just too… weird.

I often felt like a freak!

All I wanted was a silky smooth, sharp, snappy, stylish, crisp & comfortable gi.

A gi that worked equally well for sweaty kihon practice, a wild kumite challenge, practical self-defense, bunkai or competing in a kata tournament.

Was that too much to ask?!

I didn’t think so.

And that’s exactly why I embarked on a quest to engineer the “perfect” Karate gi, using the power of crowdfunding to rally passionate Karate people from all over the world in this epic project.

The result was incredible – and now I’m happy to reveal it.

Introducing…

The Seishin Gi

(Click here to visit Seishin’s webshop.)

“The way a gi should feel…”

Developed and researched for almost three years now, based on hundreds of textile samples and data points gathered through real-time customer feedback in my travels around the globe, including Okinawa, in search of the delicate balance between timeless craftmanship and bold innovation.

Available in sizes for both men, women & kids!

To be honest, it took way longer than expected.

(You could say me and my team became a little obsessed…)

There were so many things we wanted to accomplish with Seishin, that we literally had to throw away all preconceived notions about what constitutes a great Karate uniform, and start from a very basic premise:

If there was such a thing as the “perfect” Karate gi, how would it look, feel and perform?

We went back to the drawing board.

“Reinventing the Karate uniform.”

Check it out!

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Believe it or not, there are over 176+ (!) 5-star customer reviews on the Seishin webshop already, and we’ve shipped the gi to 44 countries now (including Okinawa)!

People love Seishin’s unique feeling, the “fits-like-a-glove” cut, the high attention to details (especially the pants) and the incredible story it tells.

On top of that, I’m thrilled to announce that I got an exclusive distributor deal with Hatashita.com – the #1 combat sport and martial art supplier for Canada. You can visit their webshop here. I also got a USA distributor here and an Australian distributor here.

But that’s not all…

The feedback I get on a daily basis from “Karate Nerds” who supported the Seishin campaign blows my mind, and I’m forever grateful for their trust.

Here’s what 3 readers said after receiving their Seishin gi:

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(See more customer reviews on the Seishin webshop.)

But here’s the coolest part:

World-famous Karate experts are using the gi too!

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So…

What happens now?

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As the “Seishin revolution” grows stronger, we use the momentum to launch more epic stuff and projects, while simultaneously connecting and empowering likeminded Karate enthusiasts around the world in the process.

As you might know, Seishin means ‘spirit’ in Japanese.

That’s what it’s all about.

“How can we ignite people’s Karate spirit?”

It starts with the gi…

But there’s MUCH more to come!

Seishin belts, bags and secret stuff is being crafted as we speak.

Trust me, you don’t wanna miss this!

Welcome to the Seishin revolution. ; -)

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PS. Follow Seishin on Facebook or Instagram (@seishin_int) to see awesome pics from fans around the world.