KARATE BEGINS WITH REI

In Japan «Rei» in everyday life usually means «bow» and a well-known phrase «Karate wa Rei-ni Hajimari, Rei-ni Owaru» stands for «Karate begins with a Bow and ends with a Bow». This is true, but just partly true. Bow is important, but only a part of Rei, or Reigi - a traditional code of Japanese etiquette. Before entering Dojo with a bow we put on our karate-gi, a kimono for karate, and we tie it with an Obi belt. This is the exact moment when Rei begins. Rei ends when, in accordance with the etiquette, we take off the kimono and fold it. Thus we return to our everyday life. Until the next training, until our next step on the Way of Karate.

Kimono for karate is an important part of Rei. Understanding the importance of proper equipment, MUGENSTORE has been proudly presenting for more than decade a great selection of high-class karate kimonos handmade by skilled craftsmen in Japan SHUREIDO, HIROTA and TOKYODO companies.

The karate gi crafted by SHUREIDO, HIROTA and TOKYODO companies - these three diamonds of traditional karate equipment manufacturers - has gained recognition of the national karate team of Japan and the most respectful organisations of Japanese and Okinawan traditional karate. SHUREIDO, HIROTA and TOKYODO equipment is the choice of professional athletes who perform in kata and kumite at various championships under the rules of WKF, JKF, JKA, as well as many other prestigious international and national competitions. We can find people wearing SHUREIDO, HIROTA and TOKYODO labeled kimonos for karate in thousands of Dojos all over the world. Elite level competitors appreciate and love these brands for the finest quality and true karate spirit embodied in every line, in every little piece of its fabric.

MUGENSTORE offers the best protective competition equipment approved by WKF, JKF, JKA and other reputable organizations. Color and black belts for karate both for amateurs and the high level professionals, traditional weapons of kobudo - Sai truncheons, Tonfa truncheons, famous Nunchaku, Kama sickles, wooden Bokken swords and Tanto knives and many other items of the highest quality martial art equipment.

Welcome to the world of MUGENSTORE - the world of the best equipment for karate and kobudo from Japan!

GOOD LUCK ON THE WAY! REI!