Like in the purchase of any garment, clothing, be it for sports wear, casual, or every day wear, we can choose to spend a little or a lot, and each an everyone of us has our own personal preferences as to styles and colors.
When buying a Jiu Jitsu Gi, unlike its’ counterparts of Karate and Judo, they are available in a wide range of colors and styles. However, only two of these colors are officially recognized, those being blue and white. So you must remember that if you want to fight at competition level, you must purchase your Bjj Giin one of these two regulation colors.
It is advisable to ask your local Jiu Jitsu club or trainer for advice when purchasing the garment, as they have the necessary knowledge, many clubs supplying a standard Jiu Jitsu Gi, all club members being required to wear the same Bjj Gi. This is practical, especially when we talk about children who take up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. They may wish to join an after school club, full of enthusiasm, that then may dwindle, so spending a large amount of money on a Bjj Kimono is not practical. Children also grow very rapidly, so it is pointless spending large amounts of money on a Gi, only to spend more money the next year and the next.
When we are buying a Jiu Jitsu Gifor an adult, or for competition standards, for an already dedicated individual, then we can look to buy one that we especially like, and one that is practical for the purpose. Depending on the climate of where we live, we can purchase a single or double weave Gi. Single weaves are a lot more comfortable, but as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu involved a lot of floor grappling, a weak cloth can rip or tear easily. A double weave Gi is more resistant, but impedes movement, so the choice is really your own, both types of weave having advantages and disadvantages.
Looking on the Internet, you will come across many web sites that specialize in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu wear, that can advise you, as well as on line purchasing of your Gi. Here we can see just how extensive the range of Jiu Jitsu Gis is, but we must remember that if we wish to use our Gi in competition level, that it must pass regulatory standards.
When buying our Jiu Jitsu Gi, these are the key things we must take into consideration. The purpose of buying Bjj Kimonos needs to be considered. Is it for professional use, competitions and combat, or for occasional use, or for a child in an after school club. Buy whichever Jiu Jitsu Kimono you feel most comfortable with, and the one that fits within your budget. If you practice Jiu Jitsu on a regular basis, it is of course advisable to own more than one Bjj Gi, so that we always have one clean, and ready for our next practice session, there being nothing worse than wearing a Bjj Gi that is unwashed, and not presentable.