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Buy a white one, or a blue one, not any other colors. Wearing a red or black Gi is like wearing a target around your neck pretty much, even blue ones to an extent
Really? I have two gis: a blue one and a black one. And I've never experienced this before.
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Really? I have two gis: a blue one and a black one. And I've never experienced this before.
It's obviously different between different schools but I would say overall that it's true. It's pretty universally accepted that blue or white is fine, but other colors(especially when you're new), draw lots of attention to yourself




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Wow guys, thanks for the heads up. The last thing I want is to be the new guy and have everyone think I'm an idiot or something.

Would this be more appropriate?

Atama Mundial Model #7 Blue

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Still over double what i paid man.
You dont need something fancy for it to last.
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HAHA, ok,

How about this one? I'm concerned that it will rip or won't hold up. I really want a good durrable one.

Fuji Brazilian Jiujitsu Gi - White or blue

This shouldn't be so damn complicated...haha.

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HAHA, ok,

How about this one? I'm concerned that it will rip or won't hold up. I really want a good durrable one.

Fuji Brazilian Jiujitsu Gi - White or blue

This shouldn't be so damn complicated...haha.
as long as it double weave style itll hold up believe my my instructor wears the same style i do and hes a de la riva black belt and this dude is slick ....

dude perfect actually same style i got diff brand but still
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What about going with a single weave? That Fuji Gi I just listed is only single weave.

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My favorite is the Atama Gold Weave. http://atama-kimonos.com/products/ki...gold/index.htm
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I'm starting BJJ within the next few weeks and was searching online for a gi. Does the color of the gi itself (not the belt obviously) have any significance? In other words, if I show up as a newbie in a red or blue gi, does that mean something? Or should I just buy a white one. Also, what about patches? Basicaly, I just want to know if it's offensive or just a bad idea to show up in anything other than a plain white gi. Thanks!
No, not generally. As long as your belt is white and you tell people that you're new, you should be fine.

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I wouldn't recommend a red gi, since they are not allowed in tournaments. You are allowed to wear white, blue, or black in tournaments.
This is actually true. I personally stick to white gi's because that makes it easier for me (I don't have to worry about grabbing the wrong gi pants in the dark and looking ridiculous at a competition or demo).

Still, if you want to wear a red gi, it's all a matter of personal preference. Hermes Franca and a bunch of other experienced guys do, but, as mentioned, it's usually not a good starter gi because it's not allowed in tournaments.


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Buy a white one, or a blue one, not any other colors. Wearing a red or black Gi is like wearing a target around your neck pretty much, even blue ones to an extent
This has never been a problem at my gym. I can see why it would be, as the colored gis usually show some experience and commitment to the style, but I've never seen this come up.

That said, it's probably an issue of where you train more than anything. You may want to check with your instructor, and not with the guys on the internet who don't know the specific environment your stepping into.

BJJ is a diverse world, and so alot of this stuff really is school-specific, just like the style of jiu-jitsu is school-specific. All we can offer you is insight into our own experiences and, as helpful as that might be, yours is probably going to be different.



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This has never been a problem at my gym. I can see why it would be, as the colored gis usually show some experience and commitment to the style, but I've never seen this come up.

That said, it's probably an issue of where you train more than anything. You may want to check with your instructor, and not with the guys on the internet who don't know the specific environment your stepping into.

BJJ is a diverse world, and so alot of this stuff really is school-specific, just like the style of jiu-jitsu is school-specific. All we can offer you is insight into our own experiences and, as helpful as that might be, yours is probably going to be different.
Ya it never happened at my school either but I have read this on a lot of other forums and hear it from other people... just a possible warning I guess. I still think if a new kid showed up with a Black gi on people would definitely look at him weird and might possibly treat him different. The Bjj world is kinda sketch with a lot of politics and BS going on




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