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IBJJF Gi Pants Fitting Rules?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by SickyGnarwhal, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. I've been looking over the IBJJF regulations regarding the kimono, but it states nothing about the gi pants besides where patches are allowed.

    Are high-water gi pants allowed?
     
  2. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    I believe they need to come to the top of the ankles but I've never had a referee tell me to pull up my kimono so that they can see if I'm sagging my pants. A lot of times guys will sag their pants for the kimono check and then pull them up slightly when they go to grapple.

    There is also a type of kimono cut that makes you feel like you're wearing the pants backwards. They have a weird pressure on the front of your hips all the way down your thighs. As soon as I sit guard they pull up to mid calf or higher.
     
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    Fedorzilla Brown Belt

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    I have heard this too. Apparently they're supposed to reach your ankle, but I don't ever see them checked and one blackbelt I know said that all they look for is that they don't become "short pants" when you sit guard.
     
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    LoL, even when I checked in at some of the larger tournaments I've never been asked to squat or sit down during the kimono check. It would be interesting to see a referee stop the action to make someone change pants.
     
  5. Thanks for the replies.

    The pants of my lighter-weight(sp?grammerz?) kimono turn into shorts when I sit in guard (well, they are already well above the ankle), so I guess I'll have to find a brand that'll mix-and-match if I ever compete.
     

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