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BJJ Gi???

    Thu, 2007-02-15 14:37 — cshudson

    I am looking to purchase a new GI and i was wanting something durable and nice, but i want something that has a real think collar. My current gi is baggy in the arms and stomach and the collar is very flexible. I am wanting something better fitting. any suggestions would be appreciated on what type of gi i should look at getting. maybe reviews to thanks

    cshudson's picture

    Does the Platinum and Single Weave Gameness gi Have the same thickness collar? thanks

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    this doesn't directly have to do with this thread, but, have gi's always been made the same way? what were ancient gi's made of? or is the gi as we know it a realatively new thing. just wondering. tried a quick search, but didn't find anything.

    thanks in advance for any info.

    thanks.

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    ChillFactor's picture

    Hey, I know I'm a little late to jump into this thread, but I see that everyone basically likes Lucky and Gameness. Are there any gis that someone should stay away from? I'll probably be buying my first BJJ gi sometime soon, and as a newbie, I'm not really sure I'm ready to drop $200, but I don't want to buy something I'll hate either.

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    atama seems reasonabley priced, and they are comfy and durable.

    can't really go wrong that way.

    hope this helps out.

    thanks.

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    cshudson's picture

    most guys in my club rock the atama and howard combat. but then you do see some lutador americano and sirius. Good Luck im about to get my second gi.

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    do these same companies make judo gi's? have seen plenty of judo gi's, but none seem branded.

    judo gi's look slightly different, but only slightly.

    just wondering.

    thanks.

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    cshudson's picture

    Atama use to have judo gis. but not anymore.

    mkimonos.com have jiu jitsu and judo gis.
    Lutador americano and m kimonos is at the above website.

    Try looking at the Mizuno Ichiban Gi, these are some sweet judo gis.

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    ChillFactor's picture

    Thanks for the help guys. I have a new guy question. What is the difference between jiu jitsu gis and other gis? I still have my gi from TKD, are jiu jitsu gis just thicker and sturdier?

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    yep. it seems karate type gi's are not designed to be grabbed, pulled and whatnot. judo/jiujitsu gi's are a lot sturdier. they feel less like standard clothing (karate gi) and more like a heavier thing, like a jacket (jiujitsu gi).

    also, the lapels are much thicker. the seams appear to put up with more abuse as well.

    hope this helps!!

    thanks.

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    ChillFactor's picture

    Cool, thanks LSD, I figured that was basically the biggest difference. I was just wondering if they were cut differently or anything as well.

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    cshudson's picture

    You can wear the TKD or karate if you want it will probably become torn if you do after a few wears in BJJ or Judo. I rolled with a guy with a TKD uniform and for him was choke central. you can set those chokes in real deep and fast, due to such a thin lapel.

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    ChillFactor's picture

    Thanks for the advice guys. Yeah, I figured my old TKD gi would get torn up from all the pulling. Hudson, I checked out the Howard gis you mentioned, that's pretty cool that the pants are padded although I really don't know how much difference that will make. Has anyone ever bought a gi that they absolutely hated?

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    cshudson's picture

    ChillFactor wrote:
    Thanks for the advice guys. Yeah, I figured my old TKD gi would get torn up from all the pulling. Hudson, I checked out the Howard gis you mentioned, that's pretty cool that the pants are padded although I really don't know how much difference that will make. Has anyone ever bought a gi that they absolutely hated?

    Yes, I thought i was getting a Mike Swain Judo Gi Single Weave made by century, (This is what i get for buying on ebay) well a month later i recieved a proforce gladiator single weave. Its Okay but the collars are to thin for my liking. still using it but cant get wait to find what i want.

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    ChillFactor's picture

    That's what I hate about ebay, I don't know if people don't know what they actually have or if they just lie so they can sell it faster. I think I'm just going to buy a Single Weave ATAMA to start off with. I haven't found a school yet, as mentioned in another thread, but I think I found a BJJ club. Most of the guys there are blue belts, and there is one brown belt, but I'm no belt, so I think that would be a good opportunity for me to get my feet wet. Thanks guys!

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    go for it chillfactor!!! let us know how it turns out!!!

    thanks.

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    cshudson's picture

    YES.... Good Luck

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    robknight's picture

    you should definitely jump in with that group. give it a whirl and report back with all thier secret jedi mind tricks!

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    Romad's picture

    I have a Single Weave from Warrior-one.com and it is great they only cost $79.00 it has a real thick collar but the collar is soft and comfortable much nicer than the Judo Gi I have. the warrior one seems to be as good of quality as the Atama's and the single weave is heavier than most single weaves for the money it is real nice they also sale double weaves for $119.00 and like was mentioned earlier Kevin is a real good guy to work with.

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    kebam's picture

    Romad wrote:
    I have a Single Weave from Warrior-one.com and it is great they only cost $79.00 it has a real thick collar but the collar is soft and comfortable much nicer than the Judo Gi I have. the warrior one seems to be as good of quality as the Atama's and the single weave is heavier than most single weaves for the money it is real nice they also sale double weaves for $119.00 and like was mentioned earlier Kevin is a real good guy to work with.

    Here is my ebay sucess story. I was able to get the same gi Romad got for considerably cheaper but I was shopping for awhile. Just keep looking and maybe something will come up. I've had my warrior one for 2.5 mos and it has held up great. The pants are tremendous.

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    dinocastle's picture

    which brand makes the best pants? i go through those a bit fast. i'm gonna go pick some up, but i don't wanna get any crap.

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    Romad's picture

    no problem and thanks for the welcome.

    I dont know who makes the best pants but I am very happy with my warrior one pants but I have never had a problem with pants in the past.

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    greetings to romad. love the line at the bottom of your posts.

    Diplomacy is the Art of saying "Nice Doggy" until you can find a huge rock to crush its skull with.

    thanks.

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    ChillFactor's picture

    I've heard the HCK pants are really nice. According to the website they're padded and reinforced.

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    Romad's picture

    The HCK are pretty nice I have a HCK gi as well but I like my warrior one a bit more. the HCK should be a little cheaper though.

    Thanks I dont remember where I got the saying from but I have been using it for years.

    I also use the signature line. "The Strong will stand the weak shall fall by the wayside."

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    BJJ_Enzo's picture

    A few variables to consider when choosing a gi are the climate where you train, your financial situation and the fact that different gis fit different body styles better. For a reasonably priced, durable gi I prefer the Atama gold weave. The gold weave is thicker and more durable than the single weave, but not nearly as heavy as the double weave. IMO, it is well worth the few dollars extra to get the gold weave instead of the single weave (it should last much longer). You can fight with what you have, but Judo gis usually have bigger sleaves and are not as form fitting therefore they put you at a slight disadvantage. Another important consideration on making any gi last is how you care for it when you are not wearing it -- be careful how you wash/dry it, fix/patch tears or wear spots right away, etc.

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    dino, we're all gonna have to grab some geqar soon anyway, so break out that checkbook!!!! gonna go whole hog and get the top stuff (last longest, bet fitting). you should do the same.

    oh yeah, checked with the guys upstairs, the game is on. yippeeeee!!!

    you in?

    thanks.

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    dinocastle's picture

    roger that!! when we shopping? not this weekend right? that would interfere with our festivities. have they moved in to the new place yet? the paint is kind of obnoxious, but funny looking. catch ya later.

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    ChillFactor's picture

    Thanks guys, I'll let you know how it goes with the BJJ club. Thanks Romad, and welcome to the forums, I'll have to check out the warrior gis cause that's actually a better price than I found for the ATAMAs.

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    only a generic one that the pants ripped on (the first week). didn't like that much.

    others have been good.

    thanks

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    barr45's picture

    cshudson wrote:
    I am looking to purchase a new GI and i was wanting something durable and nice, but i want something that has a real think collar. My current gi is baggy in the arms and stomach and the collar is very flexible. I am wanting something better fitting. any suggestions would be appreciated on what type of gi i should look at getting. maybe reviews to thanks

    The lucky gi sounds exactly what you are looking for.

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    hmmmmmm, at this point it sounds like it may be worth while to try on a few of the different brands and see what works for you.

    good luck.

    thanks.

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    MississippiRed's picture

    I suck too much to have a Lucky but I do have a Warrior-One and love it I got the double weave and a belt for 111.00 shipped to my pad . Keven is real responsive if you have any issues and is real easy to work with and the gi is beautiful .

    MississippiRed would like to know how Lorenzo is doing these days , He hopes Lorenzo is doing well and progressing in his training. MississippiRed however is still sucking at his training and instead of progressing is regressing his arsenal will soon be nothing but slaps and the boston crab.

    MississippiRed

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    hey mississippired!!! doing fairly well. lots of busy. been doing some training. LOTS of working (courier for two different companies). guess it pays to know the ways around!!

    don't despair.... this too shall pass. seems slow though. the rebuilding is taking far too long (for that whole region). oh yeah... send a pm this way. something to run by you (not bad or creepy).

    thanks.

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    Marty Post's picture

    Geat a Gameness. They rock.

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    dandon's picture

    i just ordered a koral competition gi. i will post a review as soon as i get it in and try it out. i have a gameness gi that i use now. the lapel is very stiff and the patch on the back of the jacket sticks to the mat. but it fits well and is very durable

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    the patch on the back sticks? have not notices anything like that. will have to pay attention to that.

    thanks.

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    dandon's picture

    the black spot on the pit bull is some kind of vinyl and is sticky on the vinyl mats that we use.

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    oh. had not considered that. if that were known, probably would not have gotten it. is there anything that can be done about it?

    thanks.

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    dandon's picture

    i'm going to change the patch to one that is all cloth. it is still a nice gi. i notice the patch because i spend 99% on the time on my back.

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! wow, sounds really really familiar!!! sounds like a good plan (changing the patch). will try that.

    thanks.

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    just thought about something.... have heard of kurtkas, but never seen one up close.

    functionally, are they different from gis? if so, in what way? the shoulders look like they have additional "flaps" to grab. have seen cambo matches, but never up close, so never got a good look at the uniform.

    any thoughts?

    thanks.

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    cshudson's picture

    on the gameness gi, can you get one without the patches or can you remove those. thanks

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    lucifer_z28's picture

    i hate patches so i took mine off
    so yes u can take them off
    besides a ton of patches and the arms are pretty tight they are good
    grades of my kimonos
    lucky A
    gameness b+

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    cshudson's picture

    thanks do you have the single or double?

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    ok, strange question here, but if not skilled at sewing, can the patch be removed at home, or should it be taken to a drycleaner or tailor or something?

    just don't want to ruin it.

    thanks

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    cshudson's picture

    would like to know also, i am a guy you know.....LOL

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! yep. guys. never learn anything you can hire someone else to do!!!

    thanks.

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    Tulio Perrone's picture

    LUCKY GI!!!!!!!!
    You won't regret it.
    I like it so much I feel like wearing it like everyday clothes, old Japan style, lol.

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    lucifer_z28's picture

    ya the lucky is real nice

    the patches are very easy to take off but some are sewn into the first stich in the collar

    you should be fine taking them off on your own (unless the doctor told you ya shouldnt play with sharp objects)

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    hey tulioperrone!!! agreed, that would be cool!! then everyday would be an akirashirakawa movie!!!!

    saddly, yes. the doctor did say that. kept using the name "abby normale".

    hahahahahahahaha!!!!

    later guys

    thanks.

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