Kit

We order the majority of our equipment throught the martial arts suppliers Blitz and since we are a registered organisation we are able to offer discounted prices on kit. The following comprise the essential items that the club regularly orders. Blitz has an extensive catalogue however, so we can order other items on request.

If you would like to order kit or if you have any questions about kit please contact the Vice-President. Big kit orders are usually made once a term. Please ask about the availability of other martial-arts related items, e.g. bo, makiwara, books etc.

Prices below are indicative, being the prices which were in force at the last bulk kit order.

Item

Description

Price

Heavyweight gi
Blitz White Diamond heavyweight gi. Recommended for competitions and for all serious karateka. Made from a heavier, better quality material than the lightweight gis, so it retains its shape better. Comes with two sets of trousers; a shorter, Japanese-style pair and a longer, Western-style pair.
£55
Lightweight gi
This is the gi that we recommend for beginners. It is basic but functional, allowing complete freedom of movement. Comes with a white belt.
£26
WKF-approved kumite gi
Light 8oz cut ribbed gi suitable for serious kumite competitors. The lightness of the gi permits freer movement than the White Diamond, while the quality of the material ensures that sweat is quickly absorbed without saturating the gi.
£60
Kyu grade belt
Standard cotton belt available in all the usual colours. Usually 250 or 280cm long but available in other lengths on request.
£6
Gum shield
Required for all kumite matches, essential for kumite training. These are standard upper-jaw mouth guards that mould to your mouth shape after being submerged in boiling water. Gum shields are also available from most sports shops, including Hobbs Sports on Sidney Street.
£4
White KUGB mitts
Required for kumite at KUGB competitions. These mitts cover the back of the hand and the knuckles and provide about an inch of padding over the fist.
£13
Red/blue WKF-style mitts
Required for kumite at BUCS and other WKF-style competitions. Similar to the KUGB mitts but slightly thicker and looser around the fists.
£19
Groin guard
A recommended item for guys entering kumite competitions.
£9
Chest guard
Recommended (sometimes essential) for women entering kumite competitions. This comes as a sports bra plus a set of inserts. The parts are also available separately: the bra is £18 and the inserts are £7.
£25
Shin pads
White foam pads suitable to be worn on bruised (or otherwise damaged) shins.
£8.50
CUKC badge
Makes your gi look good and makes you a serious part of the club. Essential for representing Cambridge at competitions.
£4