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Diff between Judo Gis and BJJ Gis

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Jodoka Ray, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. Jodoka Ray

    Jodoka Ray White Belt

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    hi, i've been doing judo for some time now and i would like to join a BJJ club. Can i use the same gi? What's the diff between the 2?
     
  2. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    You can use the same gi, I think. Judo gis are larger and more bulky; bjj gis are shorter and tighter. That's what I heard anyway. I bought an Akido gi off of ebay (for five bucks) and it works well enough.
     
  3. DirectDrive

    DirectDrive Black Belt

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    you should be fine in your judo gi. it'll just be bigger than the bjj gis. i don't imagine anyone will really care.
     
  4. Spoonman7

    Spoonman7 Red Belt

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    BJJ gi's are traditionally cut a lot shorter and fit tighter, I use my Judo Gi for both. Judo gi's are cheaper. Judo gi's are cut much looser for gripping.
     
  5. They're almost the same, it won't be a problem using it for both...
     
  6. SmashiusClay

    SmashiusClay Avatar of Cyttorak

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    Unless whoever runs your bjj club is some sort of weird pedantic muppet, you won't have a problem. Hell, I used to go to judo in a sombo gi when i first started judo, nobody seemed to care it just made me stick out like a short thumb.
     
  7. Jodoka Ray

    Jodoka Ray White Belt

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    Thanks alot guys, been real helpful. God bless!
     
  8. Little Mac

    Little Mac Green Belt

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    I use a Judo Gi..Every BJJ place i went to didnt care...Just as along as it can be used for grappling..But They do seem to enjoy tearing TKD and Karate Gi's lol..Its pretty funny
     
  9. Resident A-hole

    Resident A-hole Orange Belt

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    I started a thread about this a few weeks ago.

    I've trained judo for a while & I started training BJJ 3 weeks ago, using my judo gi. People say a BJJ gi will be less baggy, but mine seems the same as everybody else in the BJJ class, no disadvantage. The only difference I noticed is my pants are floor length, while BJJ gis are usually above the ankle. I'll get them hemmed, no big deal.
     
  10. Steeltwo

    Steeltwo Green Belt

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    judo draws are suppose to be above the ankle.
     
  11. DMcKayBJJ

    DMcKayBJJ Blue Belt

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    I started BJJ with a judo gi, and still use it, as well as a BJJ gi.
    Judo to BJJ is OK, BJJ to Judo is not so OK, since Judo gi's are cut a lot bigger and looser.
     
  12. monkey roll

    monkey roll Green Belt

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    that's good to know! You guys think that if i start BJJ now (i'm a ikkyu in Judo) i can get my blue belt in a year?
     
  13. Q mystic

    Q mystic Silver Belt

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    My judogi cost $240. How much is a nice bjj one? Just as tight as judo allows and as tight as any on the bjj guys I've seen. I would guess they are the same except the patches.
     
  14. Q mystic

    Q mystic Silver Belt

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    You should have it in no time if you're a brown in judo.
     
  15. Andre00

    Andre00 Green Belt

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    you can get a real good one for under $150
    check out www.jiujitsuprogear.com
    they are legit and very fast shipping...great quality...
    if you search at all online for gi's, this is where you'll end up..
    HCK and Koral are great.
     
  16. 2om30

    2om30 Red Belt

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    thickness plus the BJJ gi's have a more taper in the sleeves.
     
  17. Cojofl

    Cojofl Brown Belt

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    What you get for $240? Mizuno?
     
  18. Commissar

    Commissar Gold Belt

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    I wore my blue Atama BJJ gi to Judo all the time. Mostly because my white gi had my BJJ competition team patch on it. And the patches are a no-no in Judo.
     
  19. Q mystic

    Q mystic Silver Belt

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    Gold Toraki. The Mizuno was actually more expensive. Shit...Canadian, about 185 US.
     
  20. ClubberLange

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    that sound pretty steep. Here in Aus, I've payed $70 ($50 US) for a crappy judo gi and $150 ($110 US)
     

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