Wide Black Belt (Iaiobi)

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Embroidery type Non integrated
Availability Available for all belts.
Made at the Seido workshop
Available fonts (style) Kaishotai and Gyoshotai in Japanese, cursive (horizontal, except for initials than can be vertical) and block in English.
Available colors 20 colors - the most popular are golden brown (kincha) and white on black belts, black and navy on white belts.
Free transcription You can 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 do not translate expressions, only names or words. Requests for expression translations will be ignored and refunded.
Limitations We embroider in Japanese and English only (no Chinese, Korean, etc.)
For any special request/logo embroidery, contact us prior to your order. (Comments including such undiscussed request, will be ignored).
The maximum embroidery length is 20 cm (depending on the length of the content, font size will be adapted).
More information Embroidery workshop & Japanese free translation (on site) and Embroidery workshop transcription usage (Seido Blog)
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  • Non integrated embroideries are visible on the opposite side of the belts and come over the belt stitchings.
  • If you have your name in position 1, we recommend to embroider the martial art name or the dojo name in position 2.
  • The letter size is about 3 cm / letter.
  • We recommend to keep the embroidery content relatively short to avoid the embroidery getting caught in the knot.
  • Non-integrated embroideries are charged per word.
Availability: Made on site | Production: ~ | No Exchanges/Refunds
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Description

  • Non integrated embroideries are visible on the opposite side of the belts and come over the belt stitchings.
  • If you have your name in position 1, we recommend to embroider the martial art name or the dojo name in position 2.
  • The letter size is about 3 cm / letter.
  • We recommend to keep the embroidery content relatively short to avoid the embroidery getting caught in the knot.
  • Non-integrated embroideries are charged per word.

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Iaiobi - Wide Black Belt

100% Cotton | Made in Japan

Shrinkage: ~2% | Width: 6.3 cm | 7 lines of stitching

Embroidery possible: Non-integrated only

This wide black Iaido style belt is used by Iaido practitioners but is also popular among Aikido practitioners who prefer a thin and wide belt under the Hakama. This high class model (hand-made in Japan) has a very soft cotton layer on the inside which diminishes the belt's thickness on its entire length.

This type of Obi is usually tied three times around your waste and fixed by either a knot or by simply folding the ends inside the belt. 
Size calculation : 3x hips size + 50 cm (+/- 20 cm depending on how you tie the belt)

Please note that this belt can only be worn with a Hakama, tied without Hakama it will not fit properly.
This belt with exactly the same specifications also exits in white: Wide White Belt (Iaiobi).
Because this is not a classic belt, the Aikikai logo cannot be added.

Why this type of belt in Aikido ?
As the title says, this kind of Obi is typically worn for Iaido practise. As it is tied 3 times around the waste and because of its width it sits very firmly in order to carry a sword. Some Aikido practitioners prefer this type of belt because the knot being flatly tight avoids the bulge in front of the centre and allows the Hakama to fall straight. Moreover it keeps the Hakama better in place than an ordinary Obi and helps stabilizing the hips.

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Product & Services Summary

Wide Black Belt (Iaiobi): ¥3,700
Integrated Embroidery - Seido Tag (Position 1): ¥500
Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side / Aikikai Tag (Position 2): ¥500
Non-Integrated Embroidery - Seido Tag (Position 1): ¥800
Non-Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side / Aikikai Tag (Position 2): ¥800
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