Jiu-Jitsu Uniforms Buying Guide

The popularity of martial arts is booming, and as a martial arts enthusiast, we know that having the right gear is crucial for your training. Before you begin your martial arts journey, we recommend that you have a proper uniform, particularly in jiu-jitsu. At AWMA®, we're here to help you make an informed purchase with our wide selection of high-quality jiu-jitsu uniforms from trusted brands like ProForce®, Fuji, and Hayabusa.

Jiu-jitsu uniforms, also known as gis, are different from those used in other martial arts disciplines like karate, judo, or taekwondo. Due to the nature of jiu-jitsu, where grabbing and pulling are common, these gis are made from stronger material and have a more form-fitting design.

When it comes to jiu-jitsu uniform colors, consider the rules of your club or tournaments you're planning to participate in. Some clubs may require participants to wear a white gi until they achieve a blue belt, while others may have restrictions on the colors allowed. At AWMA®, we offer ProForce® uniforms in black, white, pink, and blue to suit different preferences and requirements.

Finding the right size for your jiu-jitsu gi is a key component for optimal training and competition performance. Whether you're looking for children's or adult sizes, we've got you covered. Our recommended sizing chart includes a range of sizes from MOO (up to 3 years old) to A5 (6 feet, 4 inches to 6 feet, 6 inches tall). It's important to note that some brands may offer different sizing options, including specific gis for females, marked with an "F" instead of an "A." Additionally, remember to check whether the gis are preshrunk or not before making a purchase.

Fabric weave is another vital consideration when choosing a jiu-jitsu uniform. Thinner weaves are lighter but may be easier for opponents to grab and pull. On the other hand, thicker weaves provide more durability and make it harder for opponents to grab, but they can restrict movement and add weight. Traditional options like single weave and double weave gis are available, offering different levels of durability and weight.

If you're looking for a lighter yet durable gi, newer types of weaves like gold weave, pearl weave, crystal weave, and ripstop have gained popularity. Gold weave gis offers a combination of thickness and durability without being overly heavy. Pearl weave gis are tightly woven and lightweight while providing excellent durability and quick drying. Crystal weave gis have a loose basket style, offering a soft and comfortable feel on the skin, but they require careful handling during washing to avoid shrinking. Ripstop gis, made from sturdy fabric with reinforced threads, is a top choice for jiu-jitsu competitors who want the best of both worlds.

Choosing the right jiu-jitsu uniform involves considering the rules of your club or tournaments, finding the perfect size, and selecting the fabric weave that suits your needs. Reading reviews and seeking recommendations can go a long way in helping you make the right decision. At AWMA®, we're passionate about martial arts and committed to providing top-quality equipment. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you can trust us to be your go-to source for high-quality jiu-jitsu uniforms and more.


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