“Can I order a BJJ GI online and is it a good idea? This is a question that a lot of people starting out in BJJ ask. The main reason they ask this is because of the sizing for a BJJ GI. Because there is only 4 sizes to choose from and with most people fitting between 2 different sizes, what size should they choose and will it still fit after the GI has shrunk a bit after being washed.
Before ordering a BJJ GI online, you should check with your instructor and verify what the rules are at your club regarding wearing non club branded GI’s. Some clubs are quite strict and will only allow students to wear a club kimono but most are open to their students having a club GI and a non club Gi .
Your instructor may say that any kind of BJJ kimono will be fine. If that is the case, Keiko Raca or Koral GIs are some of the most popular. They are some of the oldest and best brands in BJJ and have tons of features and innovations that most of kimonos don’t have. Other Gi brands worth mentioning include Vulkan, Atama, Shoyoroll and Gameness. These companies produce very well made GIs in a variety of colours and styles so there really is something for everyone.
Some Jiu Jitsu clubs will let you wear a non club GI but you will only be able to wear a white one with all others banned including black, navy and camouflage. Other clubs will let you wear any colour GI but you will be required to buy a club team patch and have this sewn on to your non club kimono. The position for this patch is usually on the back of the GI jacket.
When buying a GI online sizing is very important. Most people fall between two different sizes. Generally you should choose a size slightly bigger to allow for the shrinkage that you will get after the kimono has been washed a couple of times. Some GIs are pre shrunk so choosing a size that is a close fit would be the best option here. If in doubt then always ring the company that you’re thinking of buying the GI from. They will be able to give you the best regarding sizing and shrinkage.
A good online fight company will be upfront and honest with all their pricing and shipping information. Most online fight companies now offer free next day delivery so make sure you look around before making your purchase. Make sure you can find a physical address for the company and information on their customer service. If you are leery about using an online company, try calling their customer service number and see how you like their friendliness. It may also be useful to find out about their return policies. Good fight wear companies have good return policies to keep their customers happy and coming back over and over again.
If you plan on training in Jiu Jitsu on a regular basis then the right GI is very important to keeping you comfortable during your training. A good GI will be functional, comfortable, and durable; the perfect GI for anyone who plans to train on a regular basis and possibly competes. The majority of people who train in Jiu Jitsu buy their GIs online. Buying fight wear online is a great way to save time, and sometimes even save money. Check with your instructor’s uniform code, then go out and purchase a GI that fulfils all your fighting needs.
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