What is your preference?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Ghosted-Barra, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Ghosted-Barra Orange Belt

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    Would you rather have the school "strongly suggest" their gi, or go to a school that you have to go out and get your own?
     
  2. NinjaKilla187 Blue Belt

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    Well, most BJJ schools seem to be selling overpriced Gi that they want to make some money on. Most Judo school sell generic Gi at barely over wholesale prices.

    I would say buy the Judo dojo's Gi, but not buy the BJJ dojo's Gi unless they are offering a really good deal.

    But honestly, BJJ Gi's are starting to get TKD level retarded with all of the colors and patches and shit. I'm just waiting to see BJJ guys with flames and American flags and 16 patches for stuff like "armbar of the month".

    White or blue, either slick sleeved or with flag patch and dojo patch for comps. Anything else starts to get stupid.
     
  3. jasond Purple Belt

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    My coach sells plain (ie: patch-less) Judo Gis that are extremely cheap in price ($40), but seem to hold up really well. I have an Atama and an Adidas (both from a previous school), but several of my teammates have the Century Judo Gis that our coach sells and from what I can tell, they're good Gis; especially for that price.

    He doesn't require that we buy or wear the Gis he sells. He just offers them for people that want an inexpensive Gi for class.
     
  4. green_machine Orange Belt

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    Aside from the markup that I assume alot of places put on them, some people just don't like the fit and/or material of certain gis. I say unless you're required to buy it from your school, research on the internet and get something you think will be good for you.
     
  5. Tony Manifold Brown Belt

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    Depends on the quality/price of the gi. IF they can offer you a group buy price, go for it.
     
  6. MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    ugh century
     
  7. Smash_BJJ White Belt

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    I'm a fan of buying gi's cheaper on ebay, so I guess I prefer a school that lets you get your own. However, at my academy the instructor likes to have new guys buy their gi's through him, from atama, but he only charges what atama charges the public with no shipping cost. So thats pretty cool IMO
     
  8. jasond Purple Belt

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    Like I said, it's just a way for him to offer an inexpensive Gi to new people. Some people can't afford / don't want to pay $150 for a Gi; especially newbies who don't know if they're going to stick with it.
     
  9. blink_man182 Black Belt

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    Depends on what the school is offering. The school I go to will order me anything I want to, just have to ask. Same goes with the rest of the students.
     
  10. Reveen Purple Belt

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    and that's the way it should be.
     
  11. Trickster*** Banned Banned

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    When I first enrolled he didnt sell gi's (I was like his 5th guy) but now that he does sell them I think most guys find it easier to buy them there. They can try different sizes on and see which fits them the best (which is a HUGe problem online)

    He also sells them very cheap...I believe they are $80- and they all come with his logo already sewed on. So I think its a no brainer to just buy that gi for the first 2-3 months until you want to invest in a top quality gi....

    However they are no required. I DO think that if you buy an aftermarket gi you should at least buy your schools patches and sew them on
     
  12. ssckp86 Orange Belt

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    I agree with you on this, Judo as a sport seems to be a much truer and less McDojoish than Bjj in terms of money. It cheap to train and the stuff is cheap.
     
  13. Ghosted-Barra Orange Belt

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    I agree with this 100%, and also the comment you made about people being able to come into the school and try on different sizes.
     
  14. SFinclined Purple Belt

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    I'd rather be charged with getting my own.
     
  15. wOg Burien Top Team

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    I like buying my own gi. I'd just as soon spend $75 for an HCK and a couple more bucks for a GB patch kit than drop $150-185 on an official GB Atama gi ...
     
  16. Ghosted-Barra Orange Belt

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    One thing I like about the gym trying to sell only their stuff is the uniformed look. Do you guys think its ok or not ok for schools to not allow certain colored gis?
     
  17. Calibur Jiu Jitsu Snob

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    It depends. Do you want your school to look like a military academy. I think that approach is good for kids, but I should be able to wear any gi that doesnt get in the way of a technique.
     
  18. NinjaKilla187 Blue Belt

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    I don't like mindless uniformity but I also don't like a bunch of dudes training in their ass clown ninja costumes with 15 patches on them and stuff. I like a dojo with some restrictions on appropriate training equipment.
     
  19. pittelp Smokin Joe belt winner

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    Buy your own...

    Different GI's for different people.
     
  20. Calibur Jiu Jitsu Snob

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    Why? Because it looks nice?

    Once you have been training long enough you should be able to wear whatever it is you want.

    If I am afraid to tell you that you look like a clown (for fear of being choked out) you have earned the right to wear your pastels.
     

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