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Tips To Remember When Buying            A BJJ GiBJJ Gi                     Page 1
A popular query among those who are into martial arts is regardinghow to buy a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi. Numerous arguments ...
A good pair is usually a bit loose around the                         crotch. This feature allows the fighter to do       ...
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Buying Guide For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gis

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One of the common questions that may martial arts practitioners have is how to choose which Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi to buy. There are several factors to consider when buying this garb.

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Buying Guide For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gis

  1. 1. Tips To Remember When Buying A BJJ GiBJJ Gi Page 1
  2. 2. A popular query among those who are into martial arts is regardinghow to buy a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi. Numerous arguments combinedanswer this question effectively. A perfect BJJ gi have to have all thequalities that an artist needs and dreams.One of the most important things to consider when buying Jiu Jitsu giis durability. BJJ requires a lot of gripping or throwing and a weakgarment will not be able to withstand such vigorous gameplay. Thereare two kinds of jiu-jitsu gi, namely, single weave and double weave.Double weave uniforms offer strength and robustness while singleweave gis are lighter and put lesser strain on their wearer. Therecomes the dilemma though. What to choose, a sturdy Jiu Jitsu gi or alight weight and easy to handle gi? In recent years, double weaveshave fallen out of favor among BJJ practitioners because their weightand stiffness can be very restrictive during the games. Today, Jiu jitsu practitioners can buy gi of different colors. Traditional colors are blue, black, and white. Due to reason that black uniforms are not allowed in some competitions, if competing in tournaments is in mind, a blue orwhite BJJ gi should be chosen. There are also BJJ gis for children, andit would be impractical to buy expensive ones because they will stilloutgrow them. Additionally, children do not play this sport as hard asadults do so a tough and high quality BJJ gi would be, to some extent,useless for kids. When shopping for jiu jitsu gis, you also have to lookat the size. A garb that is too tight can decrease your agilityconsiderably. A gi that is too loose in contrast will be veryuncomfortable and will be too distracting.BJJ Gi Page 2
  3. 3. A good pair is usually a bit loose around the crotch. This feature allows the fighter to do leg movements with ease. Similarly, the sleeves of a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gi should be checked before buying. Big sleeves are a disadvantage to you and an advantage to your opponent since he will have something to grapple onto. In contrast,narrower sleeves can sometimes encumber efforts of the player andin extreme cases cause disqualifications according to the IBJJFtournament rules. According to the IBJJF, the gi sleeve opening whenfully extended should be around 7 cm.Before buying a BJJ gi, its collar should also be checked. Some collarson gis are filled with cotton, others with rubber. The latter ispreferred though because while they’re a bit uncomfortable to wear,they make it more difficult for your opponent to choke you. Therubber has a slightly different feel, but dries faster and reducesformation of bacteria too. Remember to check if the garment is pre-shrunk because if it isn’t you should not throw it into the dryer,especially if it already fits you correctly. Instead, you should hang itto dry.There is no doubt that a lot of thinking and skill has gone into eachset of jiu jitsu gi. Its color, style, cost and sturdiness are the basicpoints to consider before finding a perfect gi which matches theplayer’s personality and disposition.BJJ Gi Page 3

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