A Good Gi

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Nulhacky, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Nulhacky

    Nulhacky White Belt

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    I'm looking to buy my first gi. Gone through a few, but I've never got to buy myself a brand new gi. So...any suggestions/reviews/reccomendations would really help. Also, where's the best place online to buy from? Thanks
     
  2. StoicDude

    StoicDude Blue Belt

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    If you can wait, the best deals are usually around black Friday (day after Thanksgiving).
    I got a Vulkan Pro for $100, which normally runs $180.

    I think that OTM had a huge sale that day as well. Atama was running a special too.

    I ve reviewed a bunch of gis and you can find all the reviews in the Gear and Reviews section.

    It all depends what your price range and fit preference is.
    I hope that helps.
     
  3. koolinkunming

    koolinkunming Silver Belt

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    I like the Koral Classic. Very comfortable, good fit.
     
  4. MonkeyNuts!

    MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    Any Shoyorolls, lucky, isami, or manto
    Atama mundial/gold
    Gameness platinum/pearl
    Koral Classic/MKM/light
    Keiko Limited ed/gold
    Breakpoint Lightweight
    Fuji Single/pearl
    HCK single
    Padilla and Sons single/gold
    Ouano Pearl
    Sirius single/ultra lite
    Vulcan lightweight/ultra lite

    can't go wrong with any of those.

    try and buy them all if you can =)
     
  5. hustles

    hustles Green Belt

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    If you are just starting out and buying your first Gi I would suggest something cheap and durable like a HCK single. No reason to go out and blow 150$ on something that you may not like for a sport you may not follow through on.

    That or just buy the Gi your gym sells unless its really awful and/or overpriced.
     
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    legendsneverdie Green Belt

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    Depends what your prefence and style is, if you use the gi and want more traction, grip, going for chokes I would say Atama bc they're thicker.
     
  7. ejduhay18

    ejduhay18 Banned Banned

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    When I started bjj a year ago I was recommended to try out the fuji single weave gi and even to this day I still use it. Just google it

    Great quality for a good price
     
  8. kimble09

    kimble09 Green Belt

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    i will recommend the Breakpoint Ultra Light. for under $100, it's a steal. Embroidered Logos, simple but effective. awesome cut. thick and firm lapel. great Gi.
     
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    Stun Gun Green Belt

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    I'll recommend koral mkm or classic and badboy gi
     
  10. Steelviper

    Steelviper Green Belt

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    Koral whatever. Preshrunk for the win. I love being able to machine dry, which is even more crucial if you have days when you need to go back to back with the gi (which I don't, actually). I've got the Koral Light, which was great this summer. My next will likely be a classic or an MKM, possibly based more on fit than price, as apparently they run a bit different in cut.
     

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