Is this gi legal in IBJJF tournaments

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  1. Eastside White Belt

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  2. ZainGFY Black Belt Platinum Member

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    I have that Gi......and yes it's illegal.
    BTW, it shrinks like a mofo.
    Still, its a great gi for training, but yes, it's illegal.
     
  3. GracieMMABarra Word.

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    Illegal. Plus White > Navy

    I've had 2 different keiko gis and still nothing wrong with them. Though I prefer Gameness pants
     
  4. chris1190 Orange Belt

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    That gi is not illegal. I guarantee you, I just wore it at miami open, its a shade of blue and blue gis are legal. But as the guy above said yes they do shrink a lot. Don't put it in the dryer unless it is way to big for you
     
  5. Eastside White Belt

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    I coudlve swore Cobrinha wore it at the 2010 mundials, and ok so it is legal
     
  6. mrpopenfresh Red Belt

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    Seems kinda of a gip is 150 bucks buys you a gi that if washed in warm water, become useless.
     
  7. LongVN Blue Belt

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    Its legal, I saw Cobrinha wear it at the mundials this year. Its the new blue, i guess
     
  8. dunerider Green Belt

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    just saw a few people wearing it at the Arizona classic and its an IBJJF tournament so looks legal.
     
  9. nefti Red Belt

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    what was illegal about the gi?
     
  10. Eastside White Belt

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    If you watch the video on the post, he says its illegal but im guessing because its navy blue. its a shade of blue im pretty sure its legal

    I ordered it yesterday and it should come in tomorrow, hopefully in time for me to train with it
     
  11. bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    Navy blue is legal, in fact someone at the World's had navy blue pants and a nrml blue top.
     
  12. chliu1109 Orange Belt

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    HAHAHA he acknowledges that it's illegal, but he is who he is... It's like do you think IBJJF will not let roger compete if he show up in a pink gi (ala Gene Lebell)?

    BTW that gi is awesome, I have one.
     
  13. Eastside White Belt

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    cool thanks for the responses
     
  14. Chucknate Blue Belt

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    I wore a navy koral at nationals and nothing happened.
     
  15. mmafan0 Blue Belt

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    I know this is ancient thread, but I'm posting this info in case anyone stumbles across this thread (like I did) while trying to find information on the legality of navy gis:

    http://www.graciemag.com/2011/08/ibjjf-clears-up-issue-of-gi-color/

    According to the IBJJF director, navy gis are legal in all IBJJF tournaments, except in some special cases for black belt championships:

     
  16. mr violent Orange Belt

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    according to the rulebook:

    source: ibjjf rulebook article 8.1.3

    Looks like they've removed any ambiguity about navy. Black belts may be required to have white/royal blue only (8.1.4)
     
  17. TheSubmissionCh Green Belt

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    180*

    And what is so limited about it? It has been sold for years and there are still copies available? Limited to 10,000,000.
     
  18. Newcastle Brown Belt

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    The navy color gi has been an issue for some at IBJJF tournaments. You will probably be okay at a regular "Open" tournament but the Pan/Worlds is another story. I have seen varying results. If you want to wear navy I would take a back-up gi with you just in case it is a problem.
     
  19. Zankou Bringing peace and love Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I have a navy Shoyoroll and it is my best-looking gi for sure. It's a great color. Way better than black or bright blue.
     
  20. sweetpeanut Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    I have a navy Faixa Rua gi and it's the best gi I've owned by far.
     

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