Keiko Tetron Aikido Hakama (Training)

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Available fonts (style) Kaishotai and Gyoshotai for Japanese, cursive and block for English.
Available colors 20 colors - the most popular for Hakama are golden brown and white.
Free transcriptions Write your name in English and select a "Japanese" font, in which case we will take care of the transcription. Note that several translations exist for the same name and that we cannot accept claims. (Please use the text field to add a comment if the pronunciation is unusual. If you already have a translation, please attach a picture). We only translate names or words, we do not translate expressions, such requests will be ignored and refunded, if not discussed prior to your order.
Limitations We embroider in Japanese and English only (no Chinese, Korean, etc.). For any special requests/logo embroidery etc., contact us prior to your order (otherwise, such comments may be ignored).
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Embroidery workshop & Japanese free translation (on site), Japanese embroidery on martial art equipment (YouTube) and Embroidery workshop transcription usages (Blog)

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  • This is the most classic position for a Hakama embroidery. Note: depending on the content (e.g. name + martial art) we split the content into two lines. Feel free to use the comment field for further instructions.
  • Japanese (Kanji, Kana): ~2 x 2 cm - vertical or horizontal
  • English block (capital letters): ~1.5 x 1.5 cm  - vertical or horizontal
  • English cursive capital Letters: ~2 x 2 cm / letter - horizontal only
  • English cursive lower case letters: ~1.5 x 1.5 cm - horizontal only
  • Max. embroidery length: 16 cm (depending on the length of the content, font size might be adapted)

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  • Keiko Tetron Aikido Hakama

    Made in Japan | Black or Navy

    Material: Tetron (65% polyester / 35% rayon)

    Shrinkage: 0% | Weight (size 26): 0.90 kg

    Shape: Reinforced Aikido cut

    This model is made of a composite fabric polyester/rayon, a combination that provides our Hakama with durable quality. This synthetic model is solid, comfortable and very easy to maintain due to a special pressing treatment which keeps the pleats perfectly in place. We recommend it for those training daily. Tetron is the fabric most commonly used in the manufacture of Japanese Hakama for Kendo, Iaido, and Aikido. The fabric that we use is slightly thicker and stronger than the fabrics used for common Kendo or Iaido models. This is our most popular model in Japan, especially for regular training because of its durability and very good value. 

    The overall shape of this model is almost identical to other models, however, the finish differs in many ways. This model was designed for intense practice and presents many reinforced parts.  While the otherTetron version is, like all our other Hakama, partially hand sewn (Koshiita, lateral vents and some inner sewing), the Keiko Tetron is completely machine sewn. The Koshiita is made of thick clarino material (Japanese made leather imitation) which allows to stitch and due to that fix the fabric directly onto the plate. We also noticed that the clarino Koshiita is more comfortable to wear than the thicker rubber plates when taking ukemi (but also far more expensive than rubber). The lateral vents are reinforced with an added piece of fabric and the front and back straps are slightly larger than those of the other models. The pleats are pressed with a high pressure industrial press which durably fixes the pleats. Easy to fold and to maintain, this model may be hand-washed and dried on a hanger (securing the folds using clothespins) without risk of losing the pleats or damaging the fabric.

    As all our Hakama, this model is fully made in Japan (fabric, cut and stitching). The color may slightly fade at the first wash.

    Option (made to order): sewing of the inside pleats (+ 2,500 JPY)

    Though synthetic Hakama are quite easy to maintain, we offer to sew the inner pleats to make the folding as easy as possible. The pleats are sewn on the inside and therefore the stitchings are completely invisible when worn. The result however is that the pleats are better kept, and the "puffed out" aspect of the Hakama will be reduced.
    Classic & Keiko Tetron Aikido Hakama - Comparative chart
    Finish/model Keiko Tetron Hakama Tetron Hakama
    Fabric High quality heavy tetron High quality heavy tetron
    Koshiita Clarino Rubber
    Koshiita stitching Machine sewn onto the clarino fabric Hand sewn (invisible)
    Front straps 7 lines of stitching / 4.2 cm width 7 lines of stitching / 3.5 cm width
    Lateral vents reinforcement With added piece of cloth Reinforced stitches only
    Pleats Pressed Iron made
    Hanger straps Yes (on the inside, front and back) No
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Product & Services Summary

Keiko Tetron Aikido Hakama (Training): ¥14,500
Hakama Embroidery - Right Hip: ¥800
Hakama Embroidery - Koshiita Outside (backplate): ¥1,000
Hakama Embroidery - Koshiita Inside (backplate): ¥1,000
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