in BJJ, is it rude to have like a mismatch gi for training?

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  1. Magx951

    Magx951 Banned Banned

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    Hey guys. So long story short, I'm going back to a gym that I used to go to for a while but ended up moving houses and switching gyms. I've got two different Gi's, one is white and one is blue. The white one has the gym logo on the back, but the pants are too big for me. Would it be rude to wear my Blue gi pants with it? should I just wear my full blue gi instead?

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. platfox

    platfox Silver Belt

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    Not at any school I've been to but shoot your instructor a text message and ask him.
     
  3. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    It's not rude.

    It just makes you look like an OG. When a guy is doing the mismatch thing, that's the most intimidating uniform to face off against. It means he is old school, has enough orphan gi parts hanging around to mix and match, and simply does not give a fuck about being a BJJ hipster.

    It is like the exact opposite feeling of facing down a guy in the latest Shoyoroll.
     
  4. BJ@LW&WW

    [email protected]&WW Gold Belt

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    some academies have rules against doing the mismatch thing. never really knew the origins of the rule.
     
  5. David_Jacobs

    David_Jacobs TheRockBJJ.com

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    I intentionally mismatch my Shoyorolls just to confuse people like you
     
  6. Diode

    Diode Orange Belt

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    SUMMER 2011 AND WINTER 2014?!?!

    this is MADNESS
     
  7. deadlizard

    deadlizard cold blooded

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    It's only rude if you're a hipster.
     
  8. D1wrestla

    D1wrestla Purple Belt

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    At my school they don't care. I have a blue top but I like my black gi pants better than my blue ones so I normally mismatch
     
  9. Matsukaze

    Matsukaze Blue Belt

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    I would say as long as its clean then who cares but some instructors may
     
  10. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    You fiend!
     
  11. platfox

    platfox Silver Belt

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    Gold, lol
     
  12. FlowWithTheGo23

    FlowWithTheGo23 Black Belt

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    Oh man, so well said.
     
  13. SoSexy

    SoSexy Yellow Belt

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    Used my blue pants with my white top cos my regular white pants ripped beyond repair. No one had a problem with it in training earlier.

    It's only annoying IMO, when people do it to look cool (or more OG than they actually are) rather than purely out of necessity or comfort.
     
  14. RJ Green

    RJ Green Black Belt

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    i rock the mismatch solely for the opportunity of telling offended people to fuck themselves. because of course i do.
     
  15. UpaLoompa

    UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    Some gyms don't like it, which is weird because who doesn't have orphaned jackets or pants? I like to go with an Aikido combo to annoy the owner of my current gym.
     
  16. DanTheWolfman.com

    DanTheWolfman.com Brown Belt

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    Japanese....White only

    BJJ/Judo-I think rocking White/blue is ok and always did it blue pants, my og white top I still have that has old Ultimate Fighting Alliance and gracie patches on it, and sigs from both Royce and Royler wore off the back of it lol. Only Blue/white though. Black, others, not cool to some.

    Like blue, red for sambo.
     
  17. Gojujutsu

    Gojujutsu Orange Belt

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    Not anywhere I've seen either, but as always, check with the instructor.
     
  18. jasonbass

    jasonbass Green Belt

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    When I trained ago Atos HQ it was generally frowned upon. Andre would call it a Hodge-podge gi. At my gym I go through 2-3 gi's a day and eventually end up needing to mix-match if they didnt dry in time. Also similar to what balto said, my gi tops last longer than my gi pants and I don't want to 'retire' any of them.
     
  19. platfox

    platfox Silver Belt

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    I do black pants with white top. It looks just as normal as blue/white imo.
     
  20. David_Jacobs

    David_Jacobs TheRockBJJ.com

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    You guys don't suppose that a prohibition against mismatched gis, or certain colors, or a requirement that you buy only certain brand of gi has anything to do with the academy selling you the gis they have in stock, do you? Couldn't possibly be the case.... It's all about image and team unity, right? right?

    Mods, please change my screen name to Mr. Cynic...
     

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