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Making a Splash: 5 Brands to Keep an Eye on in 2018

Making a Splash 5 Brands to Keep an eye on in 2017

We published this post back in 2012 and, five years later, we’re updating it to become more relevant with the times.

Many gi companies have come and gone (in fact, some gis that have been featured and reviewed here may no longer be around) while some have stayed along for the ride. Keeping up with who are still around, who have closed shop and who are starting out every single day is still huge work and, surprisingly, still impossible for us to keep up.

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How your BJJ gi is made

How your BJJ gi is made

It seems like everybody knows a guy who went to Pakistan to see the gi factories and he said…

Well, let’s cut out all the speculation.

Just in case you were ever wondering how a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gi is made or what the inside of a Gi “factory” in Pakistan looks like, you’ll enjoy the photos below.  My overall estimation is that very good craftsmanship can be done with very limited resources.  Thanks to Nick from OSS! Fightwear for letting us have this glimpse into the whole process.

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GiReviews Presents: Who makes the best BJJ belt? The OFFICIAL BJJ Belt Review

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BJJ Belt: Whose is best?

This question pops up from time to time for various reasons.

Some people replace their bjj belt, some instructors are looking for bjj belts to buy for their students, and some students buy their own bjj belts.

While it isn’t a gi review necessarily, we’ll start by looking at what other people have to say about their bjj belt!

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41 BJJ Brands, People, and Athletes that you MUST follow on Twitter!

41 BJJ Brands, People, and Athletes on twitter

C’mon. Be honest with yourself.  You know you’re sick of reading about how your friend’s cat just took a bath, or how Kim Kardashian just flew to someplace you’ll never go for the 3,206,792nd time.

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It’s about time you injected your Twitter feed with some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  We suggest by starting with these folks:

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The Best BJJ Gi for Your Body Type (2018 Skinny and Lean Edition)

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People are always posting on message boards about what type of gi is best for them and those of us who’ve been on them forever see the same answers time and time again.  The thing is, that on each message board, there are popular answers that are not ever mentioned on other boards.

In this article, we’ll discuss the best gis for skinny and lean guys.

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IBJJF Gi Regulations Decoded

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What follows are the rules for the IBJJF in regards to kimonos.  Keep these in mind if you have read our reviews and are looking to purchase a new gi.  Unless you only want it for training, be sure to follow the guidelines.  If you’ve never been to an International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation tournament, you have never seen the gi checks they do.  The checks are serious and there is no need to be disqualified ahead of time.

 

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How to get a pre-sale Shoyoroll GUARANTEED

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I was all set to order my Scramble 1chiban.  I had hyped it up for a month here on the site and I was so excited to get one.

I logged onto Budovideos at the appointed release time, put an A3 in my cart, started filling in all of my important details: address, credit card info, etc.

The whole process took maybe 3 minutes.

Which was about a minute too late.

2 minutes. It took 2 minutes for them to sell out!

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Top 5 Gi Features

Top 5 Gi Features

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.

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The best BJJ gi for your body type (2018 Short and Stocky Edition)

What is the best BJJ gi for short, stocky, or muscular grapplers?

Looking for a specific gi review?  Check out our reviews here.

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.

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Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ) Gi Buying Guide

BJJ Gi Buying Guide

It looks like the very same issues often appear when individuals start Brazilian JiuJitsu…

Lots of individuals inquire “Can I just use any gi or kimono for BJJ?”

Well, you could, however I highly instruct against it. To the untrained eyes, they look comparable, but are all very different sorts of uniforms. For example, a judo uniform has a loose cut; the sleeves as well as collar will probably be much easier for your opponent to grab and employ against you. And the taekwondo or even karate uniform are extremely slim to make it in BJJ, they’ll tear after a couple of grappling sessions.

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