The ultimate guide to choosing a judo kimono for your child

Judo is a combat sport that can help children develop coordination, strength and self-confidence. To practice this sport safely, it’s important to invest in quality equipment, especially a child’s judo kimono. This guide will help you choose the ideal judo kimono for your little judoka, taking into account size, quality and comfort. In the ultimate guide to choosing a judo kimono for your child, we’ll also cover a few tips for maintaining and preserving your purchase.

Find the right judogi size

Make sure you know your weight, height and waist size. Then rely on the size guide of the manufacturer. Indeed, each brand of judo kimono sizes differently, some cut large, others small.

Take into account the growth of the child, do not prefer a judo kimono for child which will be with the ideal size. Choose rather a judogi a little larger, which will shrink slightly with washing and which, will remain at the size of your child longer.

Finally, to be really sure, there’s nothing like having your child try on the judo kimono before buying it. At Fighting Films, it’s possible. Visit our judo store in Paris. We welcome you at 1 rue des Messageries, 75010 Paris .

Choose the right material and quality

Children’s judo kimonos are available in different materials:

Cotton/polyester: The kimono is lightweight, quick-drying and inexpensive. This corresponds to our 1st judogi. This is our entry-level judogi, ideal for small budgets and very young children just starting out in judo.

Rice-grain: The kimono is still light but more resistant. Made from the same material as adult judo kimonos, it is more suited to more recurrent judo practice. Judogis in this material are perfect for judo competitions. The quality of the weave is very good, ensuring that these products last a long time. Our rice grain kimono especially for children is the Hajime children’s judo kimono.

In the ultimate guild for choosing your child’s kimono, discover our third type of kimono, more suitable for older children and young teenagers. The Red Label, 100% cotton, is more comfortable and more resistant than the Hajime. It’s ideal for children aged 8 and over, who are beginning to develop more strength, as well as for teenagers just starting out in judo.

All our judo kimonos feature reinforced shoulders and knees. Their seams are highly resistant and durable. It’s virtually impossible to tear a Fighting Films judo kimono. The collars of our children’s kimonos are rigid to provide better protection for the judoka’s neck.

The cut of our different ranges of children’s judogi has been specially designed for children. Neither too tight nor too loose, it allows a wide range of movement while offering unrivalled comfort.

Maintain and preserve your child’s kimono

To conclude the ultimate guide to choosing a judo kimono for your child, once you’ve chosen your judogi range, it’s important to keep the kimono for a while. To avoid damage caused too quickly by washing, here are a few maintenance tips.

To wash your Fighting Films judo kimono, use cold or lukewarm water. Water that’s too hot will quickly shrink the fabric, and there’s no turning back. We also recommend, of course, that you do not wash it with colored clothes that could rub off.

To preserve the quality of the fabric and the durability of the seams, we recommend air-drying your child’s judogi. If you wish to iron it, once again use a low temperature to preserve the fabric’s fibers and new look.


What’s the budget for a child’s judo kimono?

Prices vary according to quality, materials and finishes. Expect to pay between 22 euros for the entry-level model and up to 80 euros for a good-quality kimono (teen/adult size).

Where to buy a child’s judo kimono?

You can visit our 100% judo store in Paris. You can find us at 1 rue des Messageries 75 010 Paris, 5 min from Gare de l’Est. Or buy online on our website dedicated to judo kimonos.

Do I need to buy an approved kimono for competitions?

If your child takes part in official competitions, he or she will need a kimono that meets current standards. Contact your judo federation or club for specific requirements.

What size belt should I choose to go with my child’s judo kimono?

The belt size must be adapted to the child’s height and level. In general, the belt should be long enough to go around the waist twice, leaving two ends of about 20 cm to tie.

How do you know if a child’s judo kimono is of good quality?

To assess the quality of a kimono, it’s important to take into account the material, weave, finishes and reinforcements. A good-quality kimono should be comfortable, durable and well-fitting.