Required and recommended equipment: Karate

Belt

Essential

Recommended

Beginner WHITE Belt

  1. Syllabus
  2. Student Karate Gi (suit)
  1. Bushido draw-string bag

 9th Kyu ORANGE Belt

  1. Grading Record Book
  2. Syllabus
  3. Student Karate Gi
  4. Bushido draw-string bag
  1. Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
  2. Bushido Hombu Hoodie

 8th Kyu RED Belt

  1. Grading Record Book
  2. Syllabus
  3. Student Karate Gi
  4. Bushido draw-string bag
  1. Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
  2. Bushido Hombu Hoodie

 7th Kyu YELLOW Belt

  1. Grading Record Book
  2. Syllabus
  3. Student Karate Gi
  4. Bushido draw-string bag
  1. Sparring Mitts
  2. Gum-shield
  3. Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
  4. Bushido Hombu Hoodie

 6th Kyu GREEN Belt

  1. Grading Record Book
  2. Syllabus
  3. Student Karate Gi
  4. Bushido draw-string bag
  1. Sparring Mitts
  2. Gum-shield
  3. Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
  4. Bushido Hombu Hoodie

 5th Kyu BLUE Belt

  1. Grading Record Book
  2. Syllabus
  3. Student Karate Gi
  4. Bushido draw-string bag
  1. Sparring Mitts
  2. Gum-shield
  3. Groin Guard (male and female)
  4. Head Guard
  5. Chest Guard (female)
  6. Forearm Pads
  7. Shin/Instep Pads
  8. Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
  9. Bushido Hombu Hoodie

 4th Kyu PURPLE Belt

  1. Grading Record Book
  2. Syllabus
  3. Student Karate Gi
  4. Bushido kit bag
  5. Sparring Mitts
  6. Gum-shield
  7. Groin Guard (male and female)
  1. Head Guard
  2. Chest Guard (female)
  3. Forearm Pads
  4. Shin/Instep Pads
  5. Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
  6. Bushido Hombu Hoodie

 3rd-1st Kyu BROWN Belt

  1. Grading Record Book
  2. Syllabus
  3. Student Karate Gi
  4. Bushido kit bag
  5. Sparring Mitts
  6. Gum-shield
  7. Groin Guard (male and female)
  8. Tapered Bo (or Jo for those under 5ft tall)
  1. White heavy-weight Karate Gi with Bushido badge
  2. Head Guard
  3. Boxing gloves
  4. MMA Gloves
  5. Chest Guard (female)
  6. Forearm Pads
  7. Shin/Instep Pads
  8. Strike shield/punch bag
  9. Focus Mitts
  10. Krav Maga protective vest
  11. Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
  12. Bushido Hombu Hoodie

 BLACK Belt

  1. Heavy-weight Karate Gi with Bushido badge
  2. White heavy-weight Karate Gi with Bushido badge
  3. Gum-shield
  4. Sparring Mitts
  5. Groin Guard (male and female)
  6. Head Guard
  7. Boxing gloves
  8. MMA Gloves
  9. Chest Guard (female)
  10. Krav Maga protective vest
  11. Bo staff
  12. Tonfa
  13. Sai
  14. Bushido kit bag
  1. Forearm Pads
  2. Shin/Instep Pads
  3. Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
  4. Bushido Hombu Hoodie
  5. Nun-chaku
  6. Bokken
  7. Jo Staff
  8. Kama
  9. Kali Sticks
  10. Training knife
  11. Rubber hand gun

This list has been compiled not as a shopping list, but to help members to assess what equipment would be most useful.  Aside from a few compulsory items such as license and badge all items can be bought either from your instructor or any other place you can find an item on sale (provided they meet any safety and colour requirements that we have).

There are obviously a lot more karate/martial arts related items that can be found for sale, so this list is intended to focus your investments on items that will be of most use.  If there is any other training equipment, clothing etc that you would be interested in but is not listed, please feel free to discuss with an instructor as to whether it would be of use or for recommendations on the best places for purchase, we may also add it to the list!