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Kpc170MtBjj 03-18-2008 06:03 PM

new BJJ student, color of gi matter?
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!


bigdog89 03-18-2008 06:46 PM

i wouldnt bother with patches those are mainly for tournaments and stuff like that and sponsors you know.

The color of the gi doesnt matter

Kpc170MtBjj 03-18-2008 09:09 PM

Would this be appropriate for a first timer to wear?

Koral Kimono /Gi - MKM Red


bigdog89 03-18-2008 09:17 PM

Honestly man you getting pricey.Most schools i guess will sell you one first time fee kinda thing and if not you can get one pretty simple at

Kpc170MtBjj 03-18-2008 09:34 PM

How about something like this then?

Keiko Raca Red Limited Edition Special Gi

It's a lot cheaper than the other one I posted.


bigdog89 03-18-2008 09:36 PM

Honeslty man i got mine 70 dollars when i bought it through my school.

Kpc170MtBjj 03-18-2008 09:51 PM


Originally Posted by bigdog89 (Post 498962)
Honeslty man i got mine 70 dollars when i bought it through my school.

mmm, yeah that IS a lot cheaper. Maybe I will check out what the school has first then.


Suvaco 03-19-2008 02:34 AM

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.

wukkadb 03-19-2008 02:48 AM

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

SuzukS 03-19-2008 02:56 AM

It doesn't matter what colour GI or how many patches you have. It's all personal preference. Although most schools will allow you to train in any coloured GI, I'd suggest only getting a white, blue or black GI since al ot of tournaments only allow you to participate in those standard colours.

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