The aikido community is very diverse: from the athletic young lad to the soft and round auntie, her super tall and slim sister, the stronger-than-ever uncle and the grandpa in his best shape. We developed a system of 10 sizes covering not only different body sizes, but also taking into account various body shapes: for each body size (160cm – 170cm – 180cm – 190cm), you can chose between slim, medium and large. (Size chart with measures is featured on our webshop). You can always select jacket and pants sizes separately. This allows for advanced aikidoist to combine their optimal jacket size with shorter pants, such as to keep them hidden under the hakama.

size chart: 160 cm s: 160 cm m; 170 cm s; 170 cm m; 170 cm l; 180 cm s; 180 cm m; 180 cm l; 190 cm m
Our sizes for a perfect fit

We too hate to see our uniforms shrink in our washing machines. We requested the weaving mills to do their best to avoid any fabric shrinkage after delivery. However, it seems to be inevitable that this kind of cotton fabrics shrink. We have thus adapted the cut to ensure the best fit after washing.

How to select your size

Select the body height and body shape that is the closest to yours.  If a uniform usually fits well, you can go for a medium size. Pants length is perfect for practitioners wearing no hakama. If you wear a hakama, you might prefer shorter pants: simply select a shorter size. Shrinkage has been taken into account by us during production. You don’t need to select a larger size than yours.

If you are not sure which one to select, you can proceed in three ways:

1. Compare the measures of your current dogi with ours

Our uniforms have these measures

measures jacket length jacket width sleeve lenght pants lenght pants width
160 slim 78 cm 50 cm 65 cm 83 cm 50 cm
160 medium 79 cm 54 cm 66 cm 84 cm 54 cm
170 slim 82 cm 54 cm 70 cm 93 cm 50 cm
170 medium 83 cm 58 cm 71 cm 94 cm 54 cm
170 large 85 cm 63 cm 74 cm 95 cm 58 cm
180 slim 86 cm 58 cm 75 cm 99 cm 54 cm
180 medium 87 cm 63 cm 76 cm 100 cm 54 cm
180 large 89 cm 67 cm 79 cm 101 cm 58 cm
190 medium 90 cm 65 cm 78 cm 109 cm 54 cm


2. Measure your body circumference

Measure your largest body circumference (around your chest, your waist or your hips. Ideally, ask a friend to measure you. If you have no measuring tape, you can use your aikido belt and measure the length with a ruler). Now, make folllowing little math exercise:

(your max. body circumference +6cm) /2 = ….

The result is your (minimal) pants/jacket width. For example, if your hips are 94cm. 94+6=100. 100/2=50. You can go for a size “170 cm slim” jacket. To fit under your hakama, choose size “160 cm slim” pants.

If you have a short upper body and long legs, you may chose a shorter jacket and longer pants.

3. Let us know – We are happy to help you

If you are still not sure or don’t have the time right now, don’t hesitate to simply select any size that could fit, proceed with your order and write an order note (there is an opportunity after entering your address). We will be happy to contact you at a later point in time and help you to chose the right size. Please contact us before ordering if you are not sure that any size will fit.