As a Brazillian Jiu Jitsu beginner, you could be wondering how to go about choosing your first gi. The gi is a very important part of your jiu jitsu journey, not only for practicality and comfort, but also for the rich tradition of martial arts.
In today’s blog post, you’ll find out the key factors to consider when choosing your first jiu jitsu gi. Let’s get started, shall we?
3 Things To Consider When Choosing Your First Jiu Jitsu Gi
The Colour of Your Gi
When you picture a person wearing a traditional gi, you probably picture a white uniform with a colored belt. The belt colors correspond with the level of jiu jitsu you are practicing – unfortunately, you can’t just choose the color you like best! – but the color of your gi is up to you.
Most people opt for either a blue, black or white gi to begin with. Some gis comes with awesome designs like the ones we have here at Habrok Sports, but this is entirely a personal choice. Once you begin competing in jiu jitsu you may want to purchase a gi that is only worn for comps – and remain in your regular gi for practice only.
What color of gi do you prefer? Let us know how you like to wear it!
The Fit of Your Gi
The fit of your gi is the most important factor to consider when choosing your first jiu jitsu gi. Jiu jitsu is an incredibly mobile, athletic martial art, meaning you need a gi that will protect and support you while you practice.
The gi size guides we have available on all our product pages will help you choose the exact right gi for your weight, height and age. Your gi should fit loosely enough for you to move with total freedom, but shouldn’t be so loose that it gets in your way or causes a trip hazard.
If you are unsure about how to fit your gi, you should take your own body measurements and ensure they match to the right size using the size guide!
The Quality of Your Gi
All our gis here at Habrok Sports are of the highest quality – and here’s why.
Jiu jitsu is a sweaty business, meaning that the materials used to make a high-quality gi need to be breathable yet sturdy. Low-quality gis is prone to ripping, and wearing a ripped gi on the mat is against standard jiu jitsu rules. Even if you are on a budget, it is much better to opt for the highest quality gi you can afford.
Your BJJ gi should be made from durable materials such as high-quality cotton and should have quick-drying technology that doesn’t hold onto sweat. A high-quality jiu jitsu gi will transform your jiu jitsu practice, giving you the ultimate range of movement and keeping your skin temperature cool.
If you are buying your first jiu jitsu gi, make sure to use this guide to help you find the perfect one for you!