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Tight fit gi vs. loose fit gi for tournament

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Lookyoung, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Lookyoung Blue Belt

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    I have a few different gi's. One is very loose and one has a tight fit. What do you think would be my advantage to wear to a tournament? Does it matter. I was thinking the tighter fit to protect my collar against chokes. Also is there is a difference between loose fitting gi pants and tight pants for a tournament? What do your guys prefer? Does it make a difference? What do you guys think?
     
  2. FistInFace Brown Belt

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    Tight. As long as its legal and doesn't look like you painted it on.
     
  3. Evaristo Medrano Amateur Fighter

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    Go with the tight gi. Harder to grab,
    No kid sizes now guys.
     
  4. Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    tight gi, but take your other gi with you just in case it doesn't meet the requirements.
     
  5. Deloitte Blue Belt

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    Tight gi.
     
  6. LordarshynBJJ Blue Belt

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    tighter is better, but too tight isn't legal and might fuck your flexibility.
     
  7. BJJ in Chicago Livin' la vida bomba

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    i have a gi that i accidentally shrunk a bit and although its tight and hard for my opponent to use, it can be restricting at times
     
  8. Big Jimmy White Belt

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    Spandex GI, ftw
     
  9. TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    My Keiko gi is like that..decently tight in the chest and upper arms, I shrunk it pretty good too which I didn't initially mean to do, but I love it. It's getting ratty but I would hate to replace it.
     
  10. anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    I prefer a looser, more comfortable gi. I care more about my freedom of movement than having a close cut gi my opponent can't grab. The best balance in a competition gi (for me) would prob be a relaxed fit gi with a thicker collar (I like my koral for that).

    Of course, it depends a lot on your personal style and preferences.
     
  11. tf Inside BJJ Podcast

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    ^^^^^
    Agreed. i feel super restricted in a tight gi. I like my gi floppy and loose. The first gi I got three years ago was loose and I just got use to it and actually prefer it now.
     
  12. STFUjiujitsu Blue Belt

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    We were doing lapel chokes the other day in class and my partners were bitching about how short my gi was. So obviously it's more difficult to choke a tighter gi.
     
  13. wmike9902** Purple Belt

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    I shrunk me gi so its just past my elbow. Im pretty sure it has to be illegal but I have'ent been called on it yet
     
  14. Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    the gi has to meet the measurement requirements for the ibjjf. it should be neither tight nor loose.
     
  15. Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    it is 100% illegal. any BJJ tournament should call you on it. I'd be very suprisded if you were allowed to compete like that outside of somerthing like naga
     
  16. cravn_mohd Yellow Belt

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    I used to like the thick double weave Judo gi with the sleeves as short as I could get them and still be legal. Once I switched to the Atama I found that I move much better in it. I gave away my double weave b/c last time I tried to wear it I felt like my movement was restricted. My advice would be don't learn BJJ with a gi that's hard to grab, learn the proper defense.
     

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