Deluxe Shusu Kuroobi Kodokan - Black Belt - Men (JGK)

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Embroidery type Non integrated Integrated
Availability Available for all belts, except JOGS model.
Available for black belts only, except IJF models.
Made at the belt workshop during the belt manufacturing process (~3 weeks).
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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. Please also note that initials cannot be translated in Japanese. Consequently, they will always be embroidered in English.
Grade/Lines embroidery Grade embroideries correspond to horizontal lines. You can order both grade embroidery AND wording/names on the same end of the belt (in that case, the lines are embroidered under the name and above the logo).
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)
$5.00

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Attention: logo embroidery must be discussed prior to placing your order. Undiscussed demands will be ignored and refunded without notice.

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Integrated Embroidery - Position 1

  • Integrated embroideries are not visible on the opposite side of the belt and have the belt's stitching rows going over the embroidery - this ensures maximum durability.
  • If you have your name on position 1, we recommend embroidering the martial art name or the Dojo name on position 2.
  • Letter size: ~3 cm
  • We recommend keeping the embroidery content relatively short to avoid having the embroidery caught in the knot.1 roman letter / 1 kana (Hiragana/Katakana) / 1 Kanji = 1 character
  • We charge per letter (number of letters in English, if you do not know the Japanese translation. If you upload a picture that features the Japanese translation, please refer to that for the character count).
  • Note that Initials are never written in Japanese. They always appear in Romaji (alphabet). Each initial counts as 1 word. As a result, "Initial + Name" is 2 words. Initials not paid for will be ignored.
$5.00

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Grade Integrated Embroidery - Position 1

  • This service is reserved to grade embroideries. Up to 10 lines.
  • This services is for embroidery on position 1 (KuSakura logo)
  • If you have your name in position 1, the lines will be embroidered under the text/name (between the text and the belt logo).
  • The line width is about 1cm. It may be reduced by the workshop if you also order a very long embroidery above the grade embroidery.
  • Integrated embroideries are invisible on the opposite side of the belts, however, since the belt stiching come over the belt, the lines might slightly bend.
$5.00

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Attention: logo embroidery must be discussed prior to placing your order. Undiscussed demands will be ignored and refunded without notice.

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Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side - Position 2

  • Integrated embroideries are not visible on the opposite side of the belt and have the belt's stitching rows going over the embroidery - this ensures maximum durability.
  • If you have your name on position 1, we recommend embroidering the martial art name or the Dojo name on position 2.
  • Letter size: ~3 cm
  • We recommend keeping the embroidery content relatively short to avoid having the embroidery caught in the knot. 1 roman letter / 1 kana (Hiragana/Katakana) / 1 Kanji = 1 character
  • We charge per letter (number of letters in English, if you do not know the Japanese translation. If you upload a picture that features the Japanese translation, please refer to that for the character count).
  • Note that Initials are never written in Japanese. They always appear in Romaji (alphabet). Each initial counts as 1 word. As a result, "Initial + Name" is 2 words. Initials not paid for will be ignored.
$5.00

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Grade Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side - Position 2

  • This service is reserved to grade embroideries. Up to 10 lines.
  • This services is for embroidery on position 2 (IJF logo or blank end)
  • If you have your name in position 2, the lines will be embroidered under the text/name (between the text and the belt logo).
  • The line width is about 1cm. It may be reduced by the workshop if you also order a very long embroidery above the grade embroidery.
  • Integrated embroideries are invisible on the opposite side of the belts, however, since the belt stiching come over the belt, the lines might slightly bend.
$8.00

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Attention: logo embroidery must be discussed prior to placing your order. Undiscussed demands will be ignored and refunded without notice.

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Non-Integrated Embroidery - Position 1

  • 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 embroidering the martial art name or the dojo name in position 2.
  • The letter size is about 3 cm/letter.
  • We recommend keeping the embroidery content relatively short to avoid the embroidery getting caught in the knot.
  • Non-integrated embroideries are charged per word. Note that Initials count as 1 word. As a result, "Initial + Name" is 2 words. Initials not paid for will be ignored.
  • Initials are never written in Japanese.They always appear in Romaji (alphabet).
  • For English fonts we copy-paste the embroidery content field. What you register as upper and lower case letters/spacing will be transferred one-to-one as embroidery content.
$3.00

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Grade Non-Integrated Embroidery - Position 1

  • This service is reserved to grade embroideries. Up to 10 lines.
  • This services is for embroidery on position 1 (logo)
  • If you have your name in position 1, the lines will be embroidered under the text/name (between the text and the belt logo).
  • The line width is about 1cm. It may be reduced by the workshop if you also order a very long embroidery above the grade embroidery.
  • Non-integrated embroideries are visible on the opposite side of the belts and come over the belt stitchings.
$8.00

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Please check the selected 'word count' matches the content entered. "<span class="words"></span>" is (are) considered as one word (each).
Attention: logo embroidery must be discussed prior to placing your order. Undiscussed demands will be ignored and refunded without notice.

Service details
Non-Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side - Position 2

  • Non integrated embroideries are visible on the opposite side of the belts and come over the belt stitching.
  • If you have your name in position 1, we recommend embroidering the martial art name or the dojo name in position 2.
  • The letter size is about 3 cm / letter.
  • We recommend keeping the embroidery content relatively short to avoid the embroidery getting caught in the knot.
  • Non-integrated embroideries are charged per word. Note that Initials count as 1 word. As a result, "Initial + Name" is 2 words. Initials not paid for will be ignored.
  • Initials are never written in Japanese.They always appear in Romaji (alphabet).
$3.00

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Grade Non-Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side - Position 2

  • This service is reserved to grade embroideries. Up to 10 lines.
  • This services is for embroidery on position 2 (IJF logo or blank end)
  • If you have your name in position 2, the lines will be embroidered under the text/name (between the text and the belt logo).
  • The line width is about 1cm. It may be reduced by the workshop if you also order a very long embroidery above the grade embroidery.
  • Non-integrated embroideries are visible on the opposite side of the belts and come over the belt stitchings.

Recommended Accessories

Silver Cardboard Gift Box
Traditional Wooden Gift Box - Kiri
Sashiko Judo Bag - White
Sashiko Judo Bag - Blue
$3.00

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[Gift Box] Silver Cardboard Box

The belts (Obi), especially belts of high grades, have for most of the practitioners a very special signification. A belt is often one of the most appreciated gifts a Judoka can have. A wrapping can be the final touch for an already great gift. We, therefore, propose a traditional Japanese carton made (covered with aluminum). On the top of the box, you will find the KuSakura logo (old style) and the kanji 御帯 inscription. It means "The belt" in Japanese. The silver cardboard box is made in a traditional manner, a Japanese process still very common today for making gift boxes.

A superior model made of wood Kiri (Japanese light-weight wood) to pack the belt.

Silver Cardboard Box technical specifications

  • Material: Silver cardboard
  • Dimensions:
    - Width: 5 cm
    - Length: depending on the size of the belt (Size 6.5 max.)
  • Made in Japan
$18.00

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Gift Box - Wooden Box

The higher your grade is, the deeper is the signification of the belt. As a belt is usually offered as a training gift. It is natural to beautify it with a box.

This wooden box is made of Kiri, a wood used for nearly two thousand years e.g. for jewelry boxes or accessories, because of its excellent resistance to heat, moisture, and its light-weight.
In the rest of the world, Kiri is also known as Paulownia. It is widely used in Japan for the crafting of koto (a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument).

This box is engraved with the Kanji 御帯, pronounced "O'Obi", and meaning "belt".

This box is also available as an option on each belt product sheet.

Wooden Box technical specifications

  • Material: Traditional wood (Kiri)
  • Dimensions:
    - Width: 7 cm
    - Height: 7 cm
    - Length: depending on the size of the belt (Size 6 max.)
  • Made in Japan
$16.00 ~ $28.00
$16.00

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Attention: logo embroidery must be discussed prior to placing your order. Undiscussed demands will be ignored and refunded without notice.

Sashiko Judo Bag - White

This carry bag is made of the same fabric as the top part of the Judogi jackets (Sashiko fabric/rice grain weaving), but using raw (unbleached) cotton. Two stripes of blue fabric on the top and the bottom and a black band in the middle reinforce the bag. Moreover, the label says Judo in English and Japanese giving it a stylish touch...

The size "M" can hold a kid's Judogi. The size "L" is designed for an adult's size Judogi.

The models with the Japanese flag have an additional fabric ring allowing the bag to be worn over the shoulder. For models without Flags, the drawstring on the top of the bag can be used as a handle.

This model is also available in blue (without the Japanese flag).

Sashiko Bag technical specifications

  • >Material: 100% cotton (Sashiko)
  • Color: raw cotton (white)
  • Dimensions:
    - M: 40 cm (height) x 35 cm (width)
    - L: 52 cm (height) x 42 cm (width)
  • Options: with or without Japanese flag

Name Embroidery Option:

Optionally, we propose to embroider either your name OR your family name on the lower left side of the bag (Given the limited space available, only ONE name is possible, see product picture). 
The size of the embroidery is 2 cm per character.
If you choose one of the options "English", the content will be embroidered in English.
If you choose one of the "Japanese" options, the content will be embroidered in Japanese (if entered in English, our team translates it free of charge).


For more information check the section " Embroideries and Engravings".

$18.00 ~ $30.00
$18.00

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Attention: logo embroidery must be discussed prior to placing your order. Undiscussed demands will be ignored and refunded without notice.

Sashiko Judo Bag - Blue

This carry bag is made of the same fabric as the top part of the blue Judogi jackets (Sashiko fabric/rice grain weaving). A black stripe in the middle and two blue stripes at the top and bottom reinforce the bag and a label written "Judo" in English letters with the corresponding Japanese signs (Kanji) is giving it a stylish touch.

The size "M" can hold a kid's Judogi. The size "L" is designed for an adult's size Judogi.

This model is also available in white.

Sashiko Bag technical specifications

  • Material: 100% cotton (Sashiko)
  • Color: blue (dyed cotton)
  • Dimensions:
    - M: 40 cm (height) x 35 cm (width)
    - L: 52 cm (height) x 42 cm (width)

Name Embroidery Option:

Optionally, we propose to embroider either your name OR family name on the lower left side of the bag (Given the limited space available, only ONE name is possible, see product picture).
The size of the embroidery is 2 cm per character.
If you choose one of the options "English", the content will be embroidered in English.
If you choose one of the "Japanese" options, the content will be embroidered in Japanese (if entered in English, our team translates it free of charge).


For more information check the section " Embroideries and Engravings".

Product Information & Size Chart

  • Official Kodokan Thick Black Belt - Satin-Shiny - JGK

    Identical in terms of material and finish to the thick black belt model JOG, the JGK Obi features the official Kodokan logo, the famous cherry blossom shaped Japanese flag. This logo is not a label (Orimono in Japanese) but a thick embroidery stitched onto the belt.

    100% cotton, thick, rigid with 16 rows of top-stitching, we recommend this belt mainly to Judoka seeking a thick black belt, wanting a big knot and of course those who like the Kodokan logo from an aesthetic point of view.

    JGK - Judo belt technical specifications

    • Core: 100% cotton
    • Outer layer: 100% Shusu cotton (glossy)
    • Width: 4.5 cm
    • Stitching: 16 lines of stitching
    • Embroidery type: Integrated and non-integrated
    • Maximum embroidery length: 20 cm (IJF standard, character size will be adapted to a embroidery length of 20 cm)
    • Availability:
      - Size 2 to 6: in stock, immediate shipping.
      - Sizes 6.5 to 8: made to order in about 3 weeks.
    • Made in Japan

    Judo Belt Sizing Advice

    The size table and recommendation are available by clicking on the "How to Choose your Judo belt" above the description, or on the dedicated How to choose your Judo Belt - Belt Size & Comparative Charts page.

    The waist size indicated is a standard recommendation. Please adjust the length to your liking, shorter or longer than the classic IJF standards.

    The recommendation is made with a standard 'Judo' knot, not a double knot. If you do not do a simple knot, please consider a half-size longer to allow more room for the knot. Same advice for thick belts (which isn't the case of this IJF belt).

    Please be careful with embroidery length as it might get caught in the knot. Allow 3 cm / letter in Japanese, which means a standard name sur as "Christopher" translated in Japanese as "クリストファー" would be about 20 cm long. We recommend avoiding long embroidery, or first + familly name if you have long names.

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    Jd
    High quality belt and embroidery

    I received the Deluxe Shusu Kuroobi Kodokan from my Sensei as a gift for reaching Shodan. The quality of the belt and the embroidery (integrated) is excellent. Now I just need to put some experience into the belt and get used to tying it so that the name/kanji is facing correctly.

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    Alex
    High qualitative embroidery!

    This belt is that for what I was looking for. Due to the Kodokan embroidery the belt stands out from other conventional belts.in addition, I was impressed by the customised embroidery in terms of shape and colour. Can’t wait to wear this belt after passing my black belt exam.

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    Jan
    Deluxe Shusu Kuroobi Kodokan - Zwarte band - Heren (JGK)

    Een prachtig afgewerkt product, vakmanschap.
    Tijdig en volledig volgens afspraak geleverd, zeer tevreden, bedankt.

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    Benoit.T
    Magnifique

    Ceinture de Judo magnifique, robuste et broderies intégrées personnalisées trop jolies. Je suis très fière de contribuer à l’artisanat et d’avoir acheté « made in Japan ».
    Je recommande aux passionnés d’arts martiaux.

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    GTS
    Order for a black brlt

    Got a new dan grade last year and wanted a new belt. Had my first black belt for 25 years. Thought it was time for a new one. And I placed an order. The quality and embroidery on my new black belt is top notch. I ordered Deluxe Shusu Kuroobi - Black Belt. Thank you.

    For compliance reasons, reviews placed in French and Japanese and imported here on April 2024 do not display as 'verified'.
    When importing Japanese reviews, the impossibility to automatically determine the presence of a familly name forced us to label all Japanese reviews as 'anonymous' (Familly names in roman characters have been filtered out).

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Product & Services

Deluxe Shusu Kuroobi Kodokan - Black Belt - Men (JGK): $40.00
Integrated Embroidery - Position 1: $5.00
Grade Integrated Embroidery - Position 1: $5.00
Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side - Position 2: $5.00
Grade Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side - Position 2: $5.00
Non-Integrated Embroidery - Position 1: $8.00
Grade Non-Integrated Embroidery - Position 1: $3.00
Non-Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side - Position 2: $8.00
Grade Non-Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side - Position 2: $3.00

Accessories

1 x Silver Cardboard Gift Box: $3.00
1 x Traditional Wooden Gift Box - Kiri: $18.00
1 x Sashiko Judo Bag - White: $16.00
1 x Sashiko Judo Bag - Blue: $18.00
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