Best Martial Arts Supplier: Fiercest instruments for achieving mushin
Young's Trading Company
5705 Telegraph Ave.
Traditionally, a martial artist's fiercest weapon is bare hands, but still, sometimes you gotta stock up on supplies. Young's Trading Company is a handy and reasonably priced one-stop shop for anyone considering becoming an army of one, offering a wide range of instructional books, punching pads and bags, protective gear, and practice weapons such as bo staffs. They also carry an assortment of kung fu shoes and uniforms for several martial art styles, and will do embroidery on belts or clothing for an additional fee. Just be warned: There are no dressing rooms, so you'll have to try on your purchases over your clothes in the middle of the store, and the proprietor has an uncanny ability to guess your gi size just by looking at you.