History of Tokon Karate Uniforms


The History of Tôkon Karate Uniforms

The Hinschberger family is the originator of the Kamikaze Karate Gi brand. With the help of Sensei Hiroshi Shirai we developed the unique cut and design of our Karate uniforms. This Karate uniform design, made by a grand master, is the foundation of our Karate gi product line.

What happened with the Kamikaze Karate Gi brand?

After 2001 we decided to drop our Kamikaze brand name for several reasons and changed it to Tôkon (Fighting Spirit) for the North American market and Kaiten for the European market. Former distributors in Canada and Spain began to offer karate uniforms under our brand name which didn’t meet our high standards for quality and comfort. The only way for us to protect our customers were to drop our old brand name and to establish the Tôkon Karate Uniform brand with a more complete trademark protection. For this reason customers will only find our approved and well-established, high quality uniforms under the brand name Tôkon or Kaiten.

The Tôkon Martial Arts headquarters is located in the United States and under the management of Mr. Marcus Hinschberger. As the nephew of the Kamikaze brand founder, he carries on the family tradition, serving  as Tôkon’s NAFTA area representative. Mr. Hinschberger is also an accomplished Karateka (4th Dan) who has a deep understanding of the market, the karate community, and most importantly the art itself. This guarantees the continued of authenticity of our Karate products and our commitment to our fellow karateka.

Mr. Marcus Hinschberger does not only run his own successful Karate school Tokon Martial Arts, but is also the president and founder of KarateCoaching LLC, the most comprehensive karate database in the world.

For our Canadian customers we have established in 2010 the Tôkon Canada office with warehouse in Alberta under the management of Mr. Daniel Verzoti.

If you are interested in becoming a distributor for Tôkon please contact us via Email.


Our Karate Gi Mission:

Offering the most comfortable and reasonable priced karate uniform on the market for any karateka.

Our Karate Gi Vision:

Serving the traditional and sports- Karate scene with the best quality karate uniforms for the best price.

Our Karate Gi Guiding Principle:

One uniform at the time, keeping the customer satisfied at any time.


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Tôkon Karate Uniforms are some of the world’s premier and best karate gis, manufacturer for traditional karate. We offer high quality Karate uniforms for beginners, intermediates, advanced and instructors. We have a long history of producing some of the best karate uniforms available. Our product line ranges from light weight karate uniforms, to medium weight karate uniforms all the way up to heavy weight karate uniforms.  Tôkon Karate uniforms are perfect for traditional Karate styles such as Shotokan, Goju Ryu, Wado Ryu, Shito Ryu, Isshin Ryu and more.
If you are looking for a quality karate uniform you have come to the right place. Tôkon Martial Arts will have the perfect fitting Karate gi for you. Enjoy shopping with us.