I have recently purchased a new dogi as I am now training at a new club and needed one with the club kanji on it. I have ordered a Samuraj 100% cotton gi which arrived today. It is a lovely feelign gi HOWEVER, I in my karate club, we do a lot of randori and I am worried that the gi top won't hold up to the randori aspects of the training.
I do not want to break to new gi, but do not want to have to give the randori a miss either. Is there an answer to this? I did have the option to buy a heavier weight gi however, that was an Isami gi which cost over twice the price of the one I did buy and I just can not warrant that expense at the moment.
Any suggestions on how to get around the potential problem would be appreciated, could it be that I am worrying over nothing and the gi is more durabe than I initially think?
The other potential issue is that my old gi (Tokaido) used to have a lovely "snap" to it that made my techniques sound great, this one, being much more light weight, I fear won't have that same snap.