Gi Buying Tips

kids karate in raleighThanks for coming back for part two of our series on how to buy a new gi. Part one is well worth your time. That installment talked about the different types of weaves that gis are made of, and their features. Click here to read about all the different gi weaves.

In today’s post, we’re going to continue talking about gi buying tips. If you or your child are interested in learning martial arts, Gracie can help. We offer an alternative to adult and kids karate in Raleigh NC. Keep reading to learn more.

More Gi Buying Tips

When you’re getting ready to buy your next gi, it’s extremely important to get the right one for your sport and training needs. This way you’re not wasting money or time, nor giving your opponent any special advantages.

You should know that there are pretty big differences in gis for BJJ, Judo, Karate, and Taekwondo. For instance, a gi for jiu jitsu is made to be more durable and tough than one for karate. This is because in jiu jitsu, your gi will be getting tugged, grabbed, and pulled over and over. Thinner gis, designed more for non-grappling sports, will probably rip and tear.

The same goes for trying to use a judo gi when your sport is jiu jitsu. A gi made for judo will probably be strong enough to take the pulling and tugging, but it also contains extra sleeve material that can give your opponent an advantage. So be sure to buy the correct gi for your sport.

We hope these tips help you with your next gi purchase. Be sure to join us for part three for our final installment on this topic. If you’re ready to starting training in a different type of martial arts, keep reading to see how Gracie can help you.

BJJ Is Different from Adult and Kids Karate in Raleigh

At Gracie, we have the perfect blend of martial arts and self defense training for adults as well as kids. We offer free classes for beginners, so you can always trust that you’re not going to get pressured into a gym membership or commitment. However, if you’re ready to take your training to the next level then we hope you’ll give us a call.

Our Junior Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Program was created so that your son or daughter will be armed with a strong set of values and solid personal character. Our world class instructors will teach them how to persevere through life’s tough goals. This program is specifically for girls and boys ages 6-12, and there is no contract required. We provide a safe and nurturing environment where your child will experience real team building, cooperation and respect. They’ll also learn other positive core values such as focus, discipline, persistence, and dedication. Please give us a call today to learn more.