What Gi

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Jasper Spectator 20 posts
Since I've started TJJ I'd like to buy a gi, apparently theres different weights of cloth and either single or double stitching, smooth cotton or rice grain.

Brands Cimac, Blitz, Adidas!!

I'm sure the gi's have all got their advantages and disadvantages...whats everybodies recommendations?
Robsco 1319 posts
A bloody good question, and one that doesn't get asked that much.

The 'normal' single cloth you talk about is cr*p. To put it bluntly. :)

Get a double-weave, it's more a BJJ style Gi. Won't rip so easily (or at all) when you're sparring in ground-grappling.

I've seen a single weave rip VERY easily in some 'gentle' grappling situations.

It's worth the cost to get a decent grappling Gi.

I've had an Atama Gi (double weave by default) for years and never looked back.

I don't really see much difference between the top BJJ Gi's, so whatever ya choose will be right at this stage.

I'm currently in talks with Vitamins&Minerals about offering their products online here.

We might be able to get some cheaper gear here. I'll have a word. ;o)
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ninja9578 Regular 92 posts
Double stitching is the best. I recommend something synthetic, I have a 50% polyester lightweight gi and it's pretty damn tough, tough enough for class. For ground tournaments I use a heavyweight gi though :-\

Ask your instructor. Lots of times instructors will have a stash of gis in their studio, often they get them at a discount in bulk.
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Jasper Spectator 20 posts
Well after one month of TJJ I've invested in a CIMAC gi, a good bargain at £27 including belt