Basic practice kit


* Clean, plain white keikogi (practice uniform)

* Obi (belt); white for kyu grades, black for yudansha

* Hakama (worn only by Dan grades)

* Zori (sandals or flip-flops)



* Bokken (wooden sword)

* Jo (4 foot oak staff)

* Tanto (short wooden knife)


We also recommend you buy a simple slip-case to take your weapons to and from training, as carrying weapons openly (even wooden ones) is not a good idea.

If you need any help choosing or finding appropriate equipment, just ask anyone at the club.

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