Has anyone ever tried cutting gi pants into shorts for no-gi?

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  1. JRal

    JRal Orange Belt

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    Just curious if anyone has ever tried cutting a pair of gi pants and turning them into shorts for no-gi. I am not sure if they would look ok, or completely ridiculous.

    Gi pants are just so darn comfortable, and I am having a difficult time finding no-gi shorts I love the fit of.
     
  2. D1wrestla

    D1wrestla Purple Belt

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    Just wear shorts...
     
  3. bubkusjones

    bubkusjones Brown Belt

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    isn't that what Royce did in his fight against Hughes?
     
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    UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    That was my old coach's main attire for no-gi. Won a couple of GQ pro-matches and mma fights wearing them.

    In the pre-Sprawl days it was pretty much gym shorts or actual board shorts, gi shorts were a nice alternative. Make sure to make them long enough as it is easy to cut too short. No one wants to grapple with someone wearing thai shorts.
     
  5. TX Fighter

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    Just get grappling shorts
     
  6. TX Fighter

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    Or just wear gi pants

    No need to snip
     
  7. JRal

    JRal Orange Belt

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    Thanks guys. I'll have to look up the info on Royce.

    I mentioned in my original post that it is hard to find a good fit for grappling shorts, and that is why I was asking. Unfortunately, companies who make women's shorts stop at size 10-12. Mens shorts are just not cut for a woman.

    I have, in the past, just worn gi pants, but they do slightly restrict your movement.
     
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    UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    Just cut and hem, no biggie.
     
  9. ThatBJJGuy

    ThatBJJGuy Brown Belt

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    you used to be able to buy them from old school brands like vitamins and minerals.... just shorts with the gi material.
     
  10. Harukaze

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    Why not the choice of champions? Vale tudo shorts, that is!
     
  11. JRal

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    Thanks all. I think I am going to give it a try.

    No one needs to see this in vale tudo shorts. LOL!!!
     
  12. killedsirius

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    ladies surfing shorts come in lots of sizes and are ok for MMA
     

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