What is the most durable / toughest / strongest gi for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)?
At first glance, this is a silly question. This is because the strongest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi is often times not a BJJ gi at all. It’s a judogi.
While they may look alike, there are some significant difference between Judo gis and BJJ gis. Typically, people don’t wear a BJJ gi for judo, or vice versa. In official competitions, you must wear the appropriate gi for that type of competition.
The nature of Judo and BJJ is similar, but different. Although both are jacketed grappling styles, the sport is opposite. Judo is primarily concerned with throwing and standup grappling, whereas BJJ is essentially focused on grappling on the ground. Therefore, the gis are constructed to meet the needs of their respective fighter.
Scramble, the clothing brand that originated from the UK, came out with their very first jiu jitsu gi almost exactly five years ago. This article was posted around the time when all the excitement that surrounded its release was at its highest.
Named 1chiban, after the Japanese word which means “Number 1”, this gi received much adulation from people who loved Scramble’s minimalistic yet stylish design.
The pre-order rush for the 1chiban was probably comparable to that of the latest Apple gadget. Only a set number of gis were prepared by the company, and pre-order was limited to a chosen few!
Below is the summary of our archived posts that tackled our anticipation of the 1chiban’s release.Continue reading
One of the hottest and most active companies on the gi market, Do or Die Hyperfly has established themselves as a constant innovator, putting out high quality attractive product with simple yet iconic designs. We had the special privilege of getting to review their brand spanking new StarLyte gi ahead of its release.
Being a gi reviewer has opened my eyes to a major dirty secret of the gi market: most brands are basically the same. When you buy a gi with ____ logo on it, chances are it was made in the same factory as 10 other gi brands. This becomes apparent in the cut, appearance and quality of gis as well as their features.
However, some gis come in that are absolutely incredible. Here’s a list of 5 features that have stood out to me in gis that I’ve reviewed which I believe set them apart.
If you don’t know who Daniel Camarillo is, look him up. One of the most decorated American jiu jitsu competitors around, Camarillo is a legend of the sport. He recently put out his signature brand Armhunter’s first jiu jitsu gi, check out the review!Purchase pearl weave gis by Hayabusa, Fuji, Gracie & more at MMA Warehouse Continue reading
E Nois, Portuguese for “It’s Us” or “We Got This” is a different kind of brand that puts out a different kind of product. They sent over their beautiful Alley Cat Gi for review and it truly is a unique and special product.
Let’s be honest.
If you’re like me, your wife and kids love you, but they have no idea what to get you related to BJJ. You’ll end up with some wrong-size spats or something.
Which is totally fine.
No, it is.
I weigh 230lbs. and wanted the new Scramble spats in a size small.
They fit perfect.Continue reading
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