While Karate does not inherently require much equipment. Some equipment, uniforms and sparring gear will greatly aid in your training. Depending on your club, some of this equipment may be required. Listed below are a few recommended vendors for the US.
When Selecting a uniform, a Heavy Weight or Middle Weight Gi is recommended. Much of what we practice involves throws and grappling, as such the lightweight Gi simply will not last through many training sessions before tearing.
Look for uniforms in the 8 oz to 14 oz range. My personal preference is 10 oz from Proforce.
Please, only white or black uniforms. And No V-Necks!
During the warmer seasons, when we are able to train outdoors, we will be practicing the traditional Okinawan weapons of Kobudo. To participate, look into obtaining these 5 weapons.