Tips for Choosing Jiu Jitsu Uniforms in Austin, TX

Practicing jiu Jitsu is a great way to get in shape and learn to protect yourself, as well as being a lot of fun. To take classes, it’s necessary to purchase a proper uniform. While some people might think that just any martial arts uniform will work, this actually isn’t the case. A jiu Jitsu gi is necessary due to the nature of this martial art. Other types of martial arts uniforms aren’t suitable. There are a number of factors to take into consideration when choosing Jiu Jitsu Uniforms in Austin TX.


Unfortunately, Jiu Jitsu Uniforms in Austin TX don’t come in the same sizes as regular clothes. A uniform that’s too big or too small will interfere with the necessary movements for practicing jiu Jitsu, so be sure to double check the measurements of the gis you’re considering. This can vary, so an A3 gi from one company won’t necessarily fit the same as an A3 from another company. Pants need to be loose enough to allow bending and kicking, and the sleeves of the top shouldn’t be too loose, like those of a judo gi, or it will make it easier for an opponent to grab hold.


The material for a jiu Jitsu gi needs to be relatively heavy and woven in ways that reinforce its strength. Because an opponent may pick you up by your gi, a karate or other simple thin gi isn’t appropriate. Single weave gis are thinner and lighter in weight, making them good for practice, especially when it’s warm out, but a stronger double weave may stand up better to heavy use.


While gis are available in a wide range of colors, not all of these colors are allowed for use during competition or by all dojos or gyms where jiu Jitsu is taught. Check with your instructor to determine which colors are allowed before purchasing a gi. Competitions typically only allow white, black or blue gis.


It’s usually easiest to purchase pre-shrunk gis, although it’s possible to purchase shrink-to-fit ones that you only dry once. After purchasing, you wash the gi and put it in the dryer, stopping frequently to see if it has shrunk to the right size yet. After this, the gi can never go in the dryer or it will shrink further and no longer fit.

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