The Takumi, meaning craftsman, is made from a new type of poly-cotton blend. Hirota has taken the original Pinack for Kumite material but woven super-thin polyester strands, interwoven them tightly with cotton strands to produce an ultra thin yet stiff material designed for fast yet ultra sharp kata performance. Designed for those looking for a "louder" dogi.
It's weight lies between the Pinack for Kumite and Pinack for Kata dogi, giving top level competitors yet another option to find the perfect material for the perfect kata performance.
This dogi is only available fully tailor-made, so there is no extra cost for alterations or tailoring.
You will need to provide the measurements you want.
For selecting the base size, please select the smallest size in which all your measurements fit into. (see here)
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Perfect as my wedding suit from acclaimed designer , a second skin, perfectly tailored and well sewn . Very friendly service caring for the welfare of the client. If you decide you know what I mean
Fits perfect, nice material and beautiful. Simply the best dogi I've ever had!
I realised that there isn’t much reviews for the Takumi so I’ve decided to put up my 2 cents worth about it. For those who like me am curious on whether or not to purchase the Takumi, Here’s my take.
Firstly, I shall not mention about the size or cut because it’s tailor made, you’ll have to provide your own measurements or seek advise from Hamid. He is extremely helpful and patient with your queries. Read the testimonials and you’ll know.
The texture and comfort. It’s a whole new experience especially when you have been using 100% cotton dogi. I’ve expected the dogi to feel like cardboard since it’s a kata dogi but the feel on your body for the Takumi is different. Yes, it’s stiff. It’s a good stiff, more like crispy stiff but soft at the same time. It’s stiff enough to still look “fantabulous” throughout 3 hrs of hard and sweaty training. In terms of comfort, it’s a 9/10. The MH10 an 8/10. In my opinion, the MH11 will still be given a 10/10. But nev