THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A CHILDREN'S KARATE UNIFORM
A karate uniform or gi has several characteristics that help protect the wearer and ensure they can practise karate correctly. It is composed of a thick, straight jacket tied at the waist with a belt, and light, straight-leg bottoms tied at the waist with a belt. The sleeves should not extend beyond the wrists, and the bottoms should be no longer than the ankles to prevent the risk of accidents. This uniform should protect your child from repeated rubbing against the mat during training and from dynamic contact with their opponent during combat. It should also fit the child well for their karate sessions. Consequently, the uniform should not prevent the child from sweating, but should limit this sweat so that it doesn't become uncomfortable and risk the child slipping on the mat. Alternative outfits might be more suitable for your child. As such, you can choose shorter jackets and bottoms that are lighter and allow maximum movement of the arms and legs.