As some of you may know, the USAF has endorsed a new line of Aikido uniforms, hakama and accessories. The new brand is called Doyu, which means “friends in budo.” Doyu is a unique supplier for Aikido dojo in that it provides a wide spectrum of merchandise from student level to high-end equipment and clothing specifically for Aikido practitioners. Doyu uniforms were quality tested at the USAF Summer and Winter Camps in 2011. In addition to utilizing the feedback received from the Aikido community, both Yamada Sensei and Skip Chapman (Jersey Shore Aikikai, member of the Board of Directors) worked closely to design the perfect blend of comfort, fit, breathability and durability. If you are a USAF instructors, you can register on the website (www.doyuglobal.com) to receive wholesale prices. All uniforms and hakama ordered by our members display a USAF label, as can be seen below.