Japanese BJJ Gis?

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by Kool Aid Man, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Kool Aid Man

    Kool Aid Man Guest

    Kinda weird question, but a friend of mine is going to Japan and asked if he can bring something back for me... I don't really need another BJJ gi but I was thinking an authentic Japanese gi would be kinda cool. Are there any BJJ gi brands that are only found in Japan? Anybody in Japan that cares to chime in?
     
  2. TheLionTamer

    TheLionTamer Brown Belt

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    isami isn't only found in japan, but i picked up a few isami gis for a couple of friends when i was back in tokyo last year
     
  3. GZUS

    GZUS STOCKTONE'S FINEST

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    dumau's are nice

    bull terrier is probably the best brand to get for japanese kimonos

    also lutador kimonos are good too
     
  4. Fozzy1

    Fozzy1 Guest

    lol authentic japanese gi.

    then 'BJJ'

    we do realise bjj is brasilian jiujitsu right?

    XD

    ~Foz
     
  5. blanko

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    iirc dumao's/lutadors/ bull terriors are basically keikos with different patches
     
  6. Ryukyu Damashi

    Ryukyu Damashi Ryukyu Damashi

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    If you said that last year, that would be true...but now they all make their own gi's.
     
  7. Fozzy1

    Fozzy1 Guest

    correct.

    ~Foz
     
  8. blanko

    blanko Guest

    making gis in japan must be expensive...
     
  9. SSF

    SSF SSFgear.com

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    Making gis in Japan is as expensive as having them made in the US. A lot of Japaneses companies have their gis made in China and PK. Just like US companies have theirs made in China, PK and Brazil. Even Mizuno and Adidas low to mid range gis are not made in Japan. The ones that are made in Japan (mostly Judo gis) are top of the line and are some of the best in the world.

    www.SSFgear.com
     
  10. blanko

    blanko Guest

    i though it would be more expensive considering that the cost of livin in japan is throught the roof.
     
  11. Farnsworth

    Farnsworth Roxa n' Roll

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    Do you want a gi that screams "THIS IS A JAPANESE GI" or just one made by a Japanese company?

    Personally, I love the look and design of the Lutador brand. Plus, you can get it in green. Not that I would, but I'm just sayin'.

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  12. Kool Aid Man

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    Eh, looking more for something that isn't readily available in the states as opposed to something that screams "look at my Japanese gi"

    But the Lutador does sound interesting. Does anyone here have one and care to comment?
     
  13. GZUS

    GZUS STOCKTONE'S FINEST

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    nah bull terriers make thier own gis

    they do sell keikos dragao's and things with their patches but their kimonos are bull terrier
     

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