3 commonly asked gi questions
I get asked 3 questions in particular regarding the gi by new students or by members who do something else at the gym (Crossfit, Boxing, Kickboxing) and want to take advantage of the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu training at Derby City. Below I list the 3 most commonly asked question gi questions I personally get in the gym. If you have any of these questions then I hope this post helps!
So here is a short FAQ about GI related questions.
Question: Do I need a Gi to start training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu?
Answer: No, you do not. We have no-gi classes that students are welcome to attend on Wednesday and Friday which are BJJ without wearing the kimono. If those days don’t work for you, just come into the regular gi classes and try it out. If you do a few classes and like it we can help you with a gi.
Question: When I decide to buy a gi, are there any restrictions on colors that I am allowed to wear?
Answer: No. Our gym has no restriction gi colors for our students. Although some competitions will have restrictions on what gi colors are allowed, so I often recommend a white or blue for a first gi.
Question: When buying a gi. Are there any particular brands or types I should buy?
Answer: Picking a gi can be a tough thing. There are soooo many choices. But really at the end of the day many of them are very similar and as a newcomer to BJJ you probably won’t notice much of a difference between them. BJJ is an art form to me and in a way is an expression of self. So sticking with this idea, find the gi that fits your style best. Find the gi that you like and makes you want to come to the gym and train.
A few choices. . .
In the gym: We have your basic white and blue gis at an affordable rate. We can take orders for our Derby City BJJ Kimono done by Da Firma. Lastly, we have a wholesale account with Keiko Raca which has a lot of great looking gi and no-gi gear.
Online: There are so many online options but I will direct you to just a couple.
www.BJJhq.com is a cool website that sells affordable grappling gear. Each day there is a special deal which has one item for sale at a great price. The deal changes every day.
www.budovideos.com has a large inventory and tons of choices.
If you’re reading this and you’re a current member interested in BJJ training, then I hope to see you on the mats regardless of a gi or not.
If you’re reading this and you’re not a member but are interested in training BJJ at Derby City. Give us a call at 502-937-8797 and you can try a free trial class today.