This is a quick reference covering the clothing that we wear in the Club's various activities. There is always a range of price points (and quality) available for all of these items, and it is advisable to check with the relevant instructors before you obtain anything to ensure that it is fit for purpose and vale for money. Remember that the Club enjoys a wholesale relationship with a number of suppliers, and we pass on saving to Club members.
The following matrix is colour coded.
- Green means the item is specifically for a particular discipline. It is suitable for (and may be necessary for) all gradings and demonstrations.
- Blue means the item is suitable to use in that discipline. It will be serviceable for regular training, and may be acceptable for public demonstrations/gradings, but you will need to check with your specific instructor.
- Brown means the item is usable (but not ideal) for the discipline.It is fine to use as a stop gap for regular training or until you obtain the appropriate item. However it should not be used for public demonstrations or gradings.
- Red means the item is unsuitable for the activity and should not be used.
|White single weave uwagi||Basic jacket for the grappling arts. Less robust for heavy competition, but more comfortable for summer training. Side-split and hence less suitable for wearing under a hakama.|
|White double weave uwagi||Jacket for heavy practice and competition. Hard wearing but can be stiff and uncomfortable during hot weather.|
|White budo pants||General purpose martial arts pants that usually come as part of a uniform set. Those designed for grappling arts such as Jujutsu will have an extra layer of material over the knees, which may extend down to the cuffs.|
|Blue judogi||Can come in either single or double weaves. Useful for Judo competition or if training in a facility that is not cleaned as thoroughly as the BBRD dojo.|
|Kyokushin dogi||Canvas or drill cotton lightweight budogi of similar cut to the single weave uwagi and budo pants. Has the the kanji for Kyokushin Karate embroidered on the jacket.|
|IJF approved judogi||Generally, this is only required for National and International level competitions. They are more expensive than general double-weave judogi and the standards set by the IJF change periodically.|
|Indigo-dyed Kendo uwagi||Generally a light double weave, back seamed and back split jacket. The natural indigo dye will leach out over the first few washes (and training sessions).|
Note: for Jodo three quarter length tapered sleeve is required.
|Indigo-dyed Kendo hakama||Traditional cotton Japanese pleated pants. Best for purpose are those made from a medium to heavy weight fabric. The natural indigo dye will leach out over the first few washes (and training sessions).|
|Iai uwagi||Traditional Japanese jacket with a rear split, meant to be worn under an hakama. Standard for Seitei Iaido is a solid black colour and tapered, three quarter length sleaves.|
Note: for Jodo three quarter length tapered sleeves are required, and solid colour (e.g. white, natural, blue, black, Indigo-dyed)
|Iai hakama||Traditional Japanese pleated pants most often made from a synthetic or blend material. The himo are cut to a length to make it easier to tie the formal bow-style front knot.|
|Juban||Traditional white cotton undershirt.|
|Komei Juku uwagi||Traditional Japanese jacket with a rear split meant to be worn under an hakama, embroidered with the Komei Juku logo and kanji. Can be either white or black.|
|Aikido-cut hakama||Traditional Japanese pleated pants with specific modification for comfort when engaging in grappling arts. These include longer himo for secure tying and a flexible koshi-ita. Can be black or blue in colour (blue only for Jujutsu).|
|Black Kung Fu uniform||Traditional Chinese-cut training uniform (pants and top) for training in Ziranquan Kung Fu|
|White Tai Chi Ch'uan uniform||Traditional Chinese-cut training uniform (pants and top) for training in Golden Rose Tai Chi Ch'uan|
|Taekwondo dobock||The traditional TKD uniform which comprises of pants and a v-neck pull over top, rather than the Japanese styled cross over top. Has the Toowoomba dojo livery screen printed on the back.|
|Kyudo uwagi||This jacket is specifically cut to allow for the particulay way that it is worn in Kyudo.|
|Club t-shirt||Basic, grey short sleaved t-shirt branded with the Club's mon and kanji.|
|Systema t-shirt||Green long or 3/4 sleaved t-shirt branded with the Club's mon and kanji|
|Arnis t-shirt||Slim-fit, blue short sleaved t-shirt branded with the Club's mon and kanji|
|Martial arts shorts||Board-short style fight shorts with velcro fly. Can also be used as gym wear and swim wear.|
|Long sleaved "rashie"||Long sleaved tight fitting compression garment that can be worn on its own or under an uwagi. Can provide reasonable sun protection and can be worn while swimming.|
|Jugger competition shirt||Team uniform to be worn during tournaments. Either for Highland Dragons (Town-squad) or Highland Phoenix (Gown-squad).|
|Tabi||Traditional Japanese split-toed "socks" for indoor use. Can be either cotton or leather soled and come in white, blue or black.|
|Budo belt||Cotton belt approximately 5 cm wide designed to wrap twice around the waist and be tied in a square knot to secure the uwagi. Colour indicates rank. Most new judogi and karatedogi will come with a white belt.|
|Kaku obi||Traditional kimono belt designed to be wrapped three times around the waist. The come in a variety of colours, which, outside of Jujutsu, are not indicative of rank.|
|Rank sash||Length of satin tied around the waist to indicate the level of skill in a Chinese martial art.|
|Nafuda||Sometimes called a zekken. Standardised name tag that identifies the person and their dojo.|
|Other martial arts uniforms||We recognise that people somtimes want to use uniforms from other martial arts styles they have trained in that are not covered by the above categories. While most will be adequate in the shorter term, they may be less durable, less fit-for-purpose or be adorned with inappropriate decorations or logos. Please ask the advice of the relevant instructor.|