Disclaimer: This review contains images of a gi that I actually wear. I have put patches all over it. Yes, I like looking like a walking billboard. Yes, Nascar jokes are welcome. This gi is awesome and so am I and so are all 9 patches on it!
Rant: You’ll notice the grass is super green in the photo above and since I live in Chicago, that means I took this photo a long time ago. GiReviews.Net prides itself on giving thorough and accurate reviews and, as such, this review took many months to complete.
You’ll find a lot of other “reviews” (note the quotation marks) around the web that are just advertisements for the gis and in no way actually review the kimono. This is not one of those reviews. ^_^
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat,
which is the combat of life,
and greater than every other earthly conflict.
The DOM Combat gi is a fantastic sport-oriented gi with a fantastic competition cut and a patriotic theme. It would be excellent for a competition gi and training gi, but the cut may not suit everybody.
The Spirit of Japan gi by Tatami Fightwear is an awesome tribute gi made to replicate Enson Inoue’s famous Pride FC kimono as pictured on the right (Photo Cred).
As with most A3 gis from Tatami Fightwear, the fit of this gi was spot on. It is covered in patches (as it should be) and now features an interior rashguard (which Tatami also did on their Terere signature gi).
This review also features a video preview of the gi and a good lesson on charging your camera before you start recording. Check it out below!
After many requests, Shoyoroll is producing a heavy duty gi that can withstand more beating during training. The DLUX is a version of the standard pearl weave jacket, but with a super soft interior cotton finish. This has never been done before with any past releases. The pants are also made more durable with a heavier gauge of cotton for a longer life in daily training.
I just spoke with out manufacturer, the awesome Handprint Store out of Massachusetts (yes, I relied on spell-check for that word), just said that we should have the patches in our hands in about 1 week.
Immediately following that, we’ll have them out to you!
Someone once said that 97% of the people around you are losers, whiners and complainers. If you look around at your teammates, do you believe this? Is 97% of the BJJ community losers? NO. We are humans who should respect each other and recognize that we have different goals, but should always be there for each other and our community. Young, old, tired or strong, we do what we do for our own reasons and no ones reasons are there to be judged by others. We don’t leave people behind and believe in strong values. We are the 97%.
In this fifth installment of the GiReviews podcast, we have a chat with William Wayland of Powering Through. Most of you likely know him as a Strength and Conditioning coach that I have written about before in the past. William puts out so much great information for free that I really couldn’t resist having him on the podcast.
In this session, William and I chat about:
At what point should grapplers consider doing more than just going to classes
The statement “To get better at BJJ, all you need to do is more BJJ’
The biggest mistakes people make when doing Strength and Conditioning