Martial artists being their training by using the kenpogi, and once their ability has been recognized to some extent, they are given the black belt gi. It is the symbol of having mastered the basics of fighting, and a goal for many aspiring martial artists. However, there are some who see it as a finish line rather than a goal, and quit as soon as they have earned it claiming to be satisfied with their training. These few arrogant martial artists can be discerned by their spotless and kempt black belt gi.
In the 3D version, it provides 33 Defense, 18 Magic Defense, and +3 to Vitality and Agility. In the NES version, it gives 15 Defense, 7 Magic Defense, +5 Agility, and 12% Evade. It can be found in the Ancient Ruins and bought in Amur for 6000 gil (4800 in the NES version).
Light and comfortable clothes from a faraway land.
The Black Belt Gi appears as an armor that provides +10 Defense, +3 Magic Defense, +20 Evasion (30 in the 3D version), +2 Magic Defense, and +5 Strength. It is part of Edge's initial equipment, and can also be found in the Dwarven Castle. This armor is not available in any shops.
Black Belt Gi returns in the sequel of Final Fantasy IV and it can be equipped by every characters. It is initial equipped by Yang, Monk A, Monk B, and Edge. It has a defense of 10, magic defense of 3, evasion of 20, magic evasion of 2 with a bonus of +5 Strength.
The Black Belt Gi is an armor that provides +10 Defense, +4 Magic Defense, +20% Evasion, +2% Magic Evasion, +1 Attack, and +5 Strength and Stamina. It can be found in Yang's and Edge's Challenge Dungeons.
Blackbelt Vest is a mid to high-ranked vest that provides 18 Defense, 9 Evade, 6 Magic Defense, +3 Attack, and +3 Strength.