The name Shureido is synonymous with quality. This brand is as high quality as it gets. Based out of Okinawa, which is considered the birthplace of karate, they sell many products for all forms of karate. This brand is very popular among even the best of the sport, and is worn by names such as Ryo Kiyuna and Kiyou Shimuzu. They are an extremely small company and only makes a finite number of items at a time. Their brand is a benchmark for quality equipment. Some of the items they make include Karate Gi, Kobudo, OBI, and various training equipment.
Another brand that is synonymous with quality is Tokaido. This brand is much larger in size than brands such as Shureido, but does not lack in quality whatsoever. While this brand is a Japanese brand that does not make their products in Japan, their quality is still immaculate. With their quality comes a large price tag, but it is worth it. They sell products such as karate uniforms, belts, bags, protectors, and many others. Their selection is extremely huge and they list a wide variety of products. This deserves the second spot on the list because of their high volume paired with exceptional quality and a good brand image.
Arawaza is another karate brand that is synonymous with quality. This brand is highly popular, being used by the likes of Douglas Brose, Ernes Erkan and Amir Medizadeh. Arawaza specializes in sport karate and is on the forefront of tech development. Some of their products are top of the line and filled with new technology. What makes their brand unique is that they are providing very high quality products at an extremely affordable price. Their product line includes martial arts gear, training gear, clothing and apparel, and other accessories. This brand deserves a spot on the list because of its affordability linked with its very high quality products.
Adidas, while not a prominent seller and brand for karate, does sell significantly good products for anyone interested in the sport. While not a popular segment for them, Adidas boasts an incredible and unbeatable price point alongside significant quality. Their gear is still worn by professionals such as Rafael Aghayev and the majority of the French national team. Some of the gear they sell includes karate uniforms, belts, and protective gear. For someone looking for good quality gear at a price point that is unmatched, look no further than Adidas. While their products may not be top of the line, they more than make up for it in terms of price and availability.
Tokon is another amazing brand that supplies the karate community with great quality gear and is a big part of the community. This brand has been in business for a long time and it is actually a very reliable German-made brand. Their brand was created by the Hinschberger family and employed the help of various experts such as grand master Sensei Hiroshi Shirai. They specialize and are most known for their karate gi or uniforms. Not only are their products high quality, but they are suitable for athletes ranging from beginner to advanced. This brand deserves a spot on the list because of their history, quality, and price point.