WARNING! kagi competition sportsarmor gi legality

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  1. pattheflip

    pattheflip Yellow Belt

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    The following is an email that I sent Kagi Sports about a week ago, and they haven't responded yet. I thought I'd post it here just so people would know.


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    Hi,

    I've had my kagi sportarmor (competition gi) for a while. A little bit stiff at times, but generally a good gi. I bought it because i wanted a good, strong tournament gi, and my other gi was too ripped up to be tournament-viable.

    Sadly, i discovered today that the sportarmor is most likely not allowed in competition because the collar is too thick. For reference, I'm in Japan, but I believe that the gi checkers they use are the IBJJF standards. I'm training at Alive Academy in Nagoya, and I've had three black belts and a brown belt all tell me I can't use it. which blows, because it's advertised as a competition gi on the website, and it's kind of ironic because "kagi" means "key" in Japanese. Anyway, I was disappointed to learn this because it means that I can't use the gi myself, I can't recommend the sportarmor gis to my friends, and I would hope that the webpage description for the gi is updated accordingly, because it's rather misleading at the moment.

    Sincerely,
    Patrick Miller
     
  2. blanko

    blanko Guest

    guess i did a good thing when i bought the clubsport huh?
     
  3. stu3ufc**

    stu3ufc** Yoshihiro Akiyama

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    tht sucks
     
  4. Doop

    Doop Purple Belt

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    damn man that sucks but thanks for letting everyone know about that
     
  5. Fozzy1

    Fozzy1 Guest

    unfortunate :-(

    though, some guys have had their Gameness Plats come up illegal, and we know they aren't so :S

    ~Foz
     
  6. standingzero

    standingzero White Belt

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    Sorry to hear about that man. Thanks for looking out for the rest of us though. I actually came really close to buying that exact gi. Keep us updated when they respond back to you...
    peace
     
  7. vu

    vu Purple Belt

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    Well...at least you didn't spend like $150 on it like other higher end kimonos can cost...
     
  8. pattheflip

    pattheflip Yellow Belt

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    yeah, but i ended up spending $210 on a lutador gi because there weren't any other options before the tournament.
     
  9. stu3ufc**

    stu3ufc** Yoshihiro Akiyama

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    wow --so an expensive day at the tournement then--- id be gutted if i got knocked out in the 1st round:icon_cry2
     
  10. pattheflip

    pattheflip Yellow Belt

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    no kidding. all of that to fight my TEAMMATE twice. garg.
     
  11. stu3ufc**

    stu3ufc** Yoshihiro Akiyama

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    omg no way-- poor comp they wont allow a gi but put u against a team mate
     

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