Stupid gi question

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  1. Edison Carasio

    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt

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    I only have one gi and am checking out another school with a buddy tonight. I forgot that I dropped my BJJ gi pants off at a seamstress to have the legs shortened up. I have a pair of 14 oz. heavy weight cotton pants from a karate gi that seem to be just about the same EXCEPT of course BJJ gi pants have reinforced knees. Do you think that would fly for just a night or would it bother anyone?
     
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    metallifan3091 Green Belt

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    I really, really doubt that anyone would care at all.
     
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    Nobody will even notice.
     
  4. Edison Carasio

    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt

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    That's what I figured but I hadn't been in gi very much so I wasn't sure how anal people were. Like if I wore a karate gi to a taekwondo school they'd probably blow a gasket. And they are still drawstring pants in the traditional style.
     
  5. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    Yeah, but all TKD guys have is their formalism. The BJJ guys will probably just assume you're not very good and switched over from karate, but they won't care.
     
  6. Edison Carasio

    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt

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    Boom just gave me a great idea! Next BJJ comp I do I'll step onto the mat in a karate gi and when the ref is like "bro wtf are you doing" my opponent will think he's in for an easy night. Mental warfare! lol :D jk
     
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    Einarr Banned Banned

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    Even better wear a Mizuno double-weave judogi and watch everyone pull guard the moment they come within a meter of you, haha.
     
  8. Spazzmaster

    Spazzmaster Purple Belt

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    I admit that I always notice when guys wear non-BJJ martial arts uniforms to BJJ class.

    One time my buddy showed up in hapkido pants with the racing stripe down the side. I tried to destroy them. Bullfighter grips all night!
     
  9. Edison Carasio

    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt

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    Lol I'm not going that far. I was gonna skip but figured it'd be better to deal with the non reinforced knees than skip.
     
  10. Big Jack

    Big Jack Green Belt

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    Sounds like as long as you don't turn up in a singlet you'll be fine
     
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    lechien Gold Belt

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    just turn up and if they ask, just tell them that you trained some monkey kung fu style that has some grappling..good time
     
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    Because these are uniforms in TKD, in BJJ they are tools.
     
  13. Edison Carasio

    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt

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    I fully agree.


    No one noticed at all. Everything went well. Caught a thump on a botched forward roll but don't think I separated it like I had my other one before.
     
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    Title Fight Productions Steel Belt

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    Are the pants the same color as the top? That's the only issue I see.
     
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    I had to wear a headgear to a competition once (just drained a cauli the night before). Similar effect!
     

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