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The Zero G range was originally a lightweight alternative to Tatami Fightwear’s popular Estilo gis. It was marketed as more of a lightweight competition BJJ gi than the Estilo, but with the advent of the Sub Zero gi (350gsm, 8oz pants) from Tatami, the Zero G (475gsm jacket, 10oz pants) now seems a bit closer to the Estilo (550gsm jacket, 12oz pants).Have you ever considered getting the Tatami Zero G V3 gi? Shop now at MMA Warehouse!
The gi Mike Fowler designed specifically for his match against turtle guard legend Eduardo Telles. This is perhaps the most beautiful garment I’ve ever seen, forget jiu jitsu related. As a gi it is a tough, functional product.Click here to purchase Tatami Mike Fowler Signature Gi at Amazon
The Honey Badger Gi is one of the newest offerings from Tatami Fightwear and is definitely a fitting addition to their collection. It has very bold colors and design, but is also very functional as a tournament and training gi.Click here to read user reviews on the Tatami Honey Badger V3 BJJ Gi
Tatami Fightwear is a very popular British, and now global, brand and the Estilo is one of their most popular models. In the past we’ve reviewed quite a few of their gis, including the Tatami Fightwear Enson Inoue Signature Gi, Tatami Fightwear Estilo 3.0, Tatami Estilo 3.0 Ladies Gi, Honey Badger Gi, Tatami Fightwear Zero G V2 Gi Review, Terere Signature Gi, and the Zero G Lightweight Gi.Check out the Latest BJJ Gi Collection from Tatami at MMA Warehouse
Nicole Kirk has also written a review for the Women’s fit of the Estilo 4.0. Click here if you want to skip to her review.
This review is totally false and full of lies. Tatami Fightwear has promised me an endless supply of scotch and Reese’s Peanut Butter cups in return for a positive review and I have happily obliged as long as they promised to also send me a copy of every Pride dvd to date and a bunch of stuff out of the SkyMall catalogs that you get on airplanes. On with the reviews!
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Every day people are posting their height and weight into internet forums and asking what type of gi will fit them the best. Lots of people answer but there’s never been one article that puts all of the answers together. Until now.
In another recent article, we discussed the best gis for skinnier and leaner guys. In this article, we’ll discuss the best gis for the big guys.
In this second half of the series, we’re going to take a look at the big guys. This includes those of us who are just plain fat, as well as the guys carrying a large amount of muscle in our upper or lower bodies. For some reason, gis never fit us right. For the muscular guys, gis fit super tight and restrictive in the upper back, thigh, and shoulders. For us chubby guys, the gi is always coming open around the midsection because there isn’t enough material for our bellies. For both groups, their midsection fits one gi, and their arms and legs fit another. Bummer…
But wait, there is hope. In fact, there’s a lot of hope. Here’s a two gis that are sure to fit you.
Get your very own Tatami Estilo 5.0 at MMA Warehouse
Shop for your Hypnotik Base Gi at MMA Warehouse
Inverted also offers an awesome A2H gi that’s perfect for big guys! Check it out here.
Da Firma offers a bunch of cool sizes for bigger people such as:
A-3 (SHORT) — 5’8″-5’11” — 195-215 lbs
A3M (SHORT) 5’8″-5′-11″ 220-235 lbs
A3M 6’0”-6’3″ 225-250lbs
A5S 5’8”-5”-11” 260+
Click here to check out Da Firma’s gis for bigger guys!
Kingz Kimonos offers two cool sizes for bigger folks as well:
5′ 8″ – 5′ 11″
210 – 240 lbs.
5′ 10″ – 6’1″
210 – 245 lbs.
Next are two mainstream gis that get a lot of attention for fitting stout people as well as (sometimes) skinnier people. These are Koral and Atama (sometimes Padilla and Sons is mentioned in this vein as well). Typically, Atama has a longer skirt, which will favor guys with a bigger belly and will keep their lapel tucked into their belt whereas a smaller skirted gi will not.Shop for Atama BJJ gis for short and stocky guys at Amazon
Next is, again, Shoyoroll. Shoyoroll offers the size A2H (A2 Heavy) which fits guys between 5’8″ – 6’0″ and 220-250lbs. They are a great option, but as stated in the first half of this series, they are often disregarded due to limited availability and a long wait time after ordering. Still, the A2Hs are a good option for bigger guys and there are Shoyoroll gi reviews on this site for the Yank and White Mamba and reviews are forthcoming for the Yin, Yang, Compadre, and Americana.
Last is, surprise, Gorilla Fight Gear’s Big Guy’s Silverback Platinum Wave BJJ Gi. Unlike just the A2H offered by Shoyoroll, Gorilla Fight Gear’s Big Guy gi offers a wide range of sizes for the big guys (like me). So if you’re anywhere from 5’5” and 180 to 6’4” and 320+ lbs, see the chart below to figure out where you fit into their sizing. Also, these big gis come with a rashguard liner on the inside and “roomier in the shoulders, chest torso, and hips and thighs to allow you the freedom to move unrestricted like a big cat.” (quoted from their website. Hilarious.).
|Size||Height||Weight||Sleeve 2 Sleeve||Sleeve Width @ Armpit||Gi Jacket Width||GI Pants Out Seam||GI Pants Waist Width||Leg Width*|
|A2X||5’5″-5″8″||180 to 210lbs||64″||11″||25″||37″||22″||12.5″|
Here’s their beefy gi underneath their regular gi of the same size (both are A3s).
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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
Hello! We’re taking a look at Tatami Fightwear’s new release, the Estilo 4.0. A while back, I reviewed the women’s cut of the 3.0 (read it at http://gireviews.net/womens-cut-tatami-estilo-3-0-gi-review/).
Despite looking cool and being of very sound construction, it didn’t really go that well for me. I had a number of issues with the cut, most importantly that it had very little room in the booty and thigh region for a ladies’ gi.
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 below (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!Purchase Tatami BJJ gis from MMA Warehouse
Like most other gis from Tatami Fightwear, the Zero G V2 is very well made and has some gorgeous embroidery and patches. It comes with a really nice gi bag that is unique to the Zero G V2. It’s a very lightweight gi and would be perfect for summer training or for competition.Get your very own Tatami Zero G V3 gi at MMA Warehouse
The Tatami Estilo 3.0 is a good training gi for people who like a bit of style in their gi as well.
They feature some pretty awesome contrast stitching and have often been compared to having a look as cool as Shoyoroll gis, but being more widely available, they are much cheaper (since you can get them any time).
The jacket is 500g (roughly 1lb) and a single piece of pearl weave material. The collar is not your normal cottom twill collar, but instead made of canvas, thus increasing its durability.
Like I said, every kimono has contrast stitching and they have a lot of patches if you’re into that (like me). There is also embroidery on both arms and on the left leg, the feature taping on the inside oft he lapel and the cuffs.Purchase the new Tatami Estilo 5.0 from MMA WarehouseContinue reading
Not everybody who reads the site is from the same country, so I wanted to put together a list of the top BJJ and Grappling Shops around the world! Here are a few definitely worth checking out
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). These are all things that I have experience with that I am recommending because they are helpful and are companies that I have personally purchased from, not because of the commissions that I may earn from you using these products. If you have any questions about the links on this page, please email me!
USA: War Tribe
USA: Deus Fight
USA: Yolo BJJ
USA: Fusion FG
Canada: Fight Supply
France: Dragon Bleu
Germany: Gi Direkt
Sweden: TatamiBJJ SE
Japan: BT Fightgear
Brazil: Kamikaze Sports
Did we miss any? Please let us know in the comments below?