What to look for in a bjj gi? And what are good starter gis?

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  1. radan53 White Belt

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    So, I'm new to the bjj world and I was wondering what are some qualities to look for in a gi?

    Also, what are some good() starter gis?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. nickhh Green Belt

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    Fit, material, and personal preference.

    Www.ossclothing.com

    Great gis, owner Is a stud and awesome return policy
     
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  4. Abiwankinobi Orange Belt

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    I think the most important things are fit, feel, durability, while keeping in mind your budgetary restrictions. If a gi doesn't fit well, there's really no point in buying it.

    I would make some recommendations, but I'm not sure what your budget is. If you're on a budget, definitely look at Fujis, Gameness, Sirius, Combat Corner, and Padilla and Sons. If you could go a bit higher, try Killer Bee (HIGHLY Recommended), Kingz, Ronin, and Tatami.

    It also depends a lot on what you're looking for. Are you looking for something thicker, or lighter? Does skirt length matter to you? What exactly is your size (height, weight, arm length, etc)? Lots of questions to consider, I guess. Give us some more information and maybe we could point you to a more specific destination. Good luck!
     
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  5. Bojovnik Slav Green Belt

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    For a starter kimono I personally would tell you to go with a HCK single weave, just my preference. Next are all quality also, some have been posted above. Fuji single or the summer weight, Padilla&Sons, or a Cageside MMA blank gi. All are great kimonos at very reasonable prices and will last you plenty of time.
     
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  6. R1ceRocket Orange Belt

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    The type of BJJ gi to get is subjective as everyone has their own preferences and fit. Way too broad of a spectrum to be able to give a definitive answer, but I'm pretty sure between the Fuji single and summer weave, you'll be able to find something that works.

    I was in the same boat as you and I went through tons of different brands and sizes to find what works for me. One thing is, you won't know exactly what you're looking for until you've been on the mats for some time and get a feel of how the gi works and how you feel in it.
     
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  7. TheBJJProfessor Brown Belt

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    Here's a few things that I think you'll find super helpful:

    Qualities to look for in a gi?:
     
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  8. radan53 White Belt

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  9. stlrph Orange Belt

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    Check out BJJHQ.com they have a different product every day and will usually have at least 1 gi every week that is less than $100.
     
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  10. TheBJJProfessor Brown Belt

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    +1!! :eek:
     
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  11. Amave Green Belt

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    +2


    BJJ HQ usually has Fuji's for like $60 , just remember to order one size up from your normal size, they shrink a size down when washed
     
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  12. radan53 White Belt

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    I thought that if you cold wash/dry them, they won't really shrink?
     
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  13. UltimaMMA Orange Belt

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    Fuji single from bjjhq. Perfect first gi.
     
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    Bought my first gi from Padilla & Sons five years ago. It's still in good condition.
     
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  15. MacM** Orange Belt

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    Mizuno, Kusakura, Toraki; I prefer judo gis and think they are better quality.
     
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  16. Bojovnik Slav Green Belt

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    What model Mizuno do you like for BJJ?
     
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  17. Ridge White Belt

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    My suggestion is buy whatever you can get a hold of cheap. eBay is a good source (sometimes) if you are willing to wait. And make sure you are going to fall in love with BJJ b/c there are a bunch of guys that think that they are going to dig it and then get on the mats and end up not liking it at all. Just my 2 cents dont know how long you been training or if you just started.
     
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  18. kidRiot White Belt

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    I didnt want to start a whole new thread for a little question. I'll be ordering a Single Weave or Summer Fuji Gi soon. Im 5'10, 220lbs (probably cut down to 205 or 210). Should I go with a size A4?
     
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  19. MacM** Orange Belt

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    I have a Euro Comp I use, my Kusakura is probably 12 years old, last year I got a Toraki Gold. The Toraki is the one I use most often now.
     
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  20. Amave Green Belt

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    Or you can look on BJJGiMarket.com ?


    The website was geared towards people who are not sure if they want to stay with BJJ, those who fell out of love with BJJ and need to sell their gi's and those who don't want to pay ebay fees to sell a gi they already may have lost money on.

    And we also encourage people to sign up for Paypal ( it's free to sign up , and they have small fees to transfer money ) .
     
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