GI JIU JITSU
When we train BJJ in the Gi (pronounced ghee), we have powerful grips at our disposal (i.e. on the collar, sleeves, belt, and pants) that allow us to establish an additional level of control against our opponent. They also introduce techniques and submission moves (collar chokes, for instance) that are not available in No-Gi BJJ.
Unlike a traditional martial arts kimono, the BJJ Gi is more durable and includes reinforced stitching in key areas like the knees and collar which allow it to endure constant grabbing, yanking, and pulling. A quality Jiu Jitsu Gi is designed to last for years.
At Primate Jiu Jitsu, you don’t need to own a Gi on your first day. Come dressed in comfortable athletic attire and we will get you fitted out for a loaner Gi. We keep loaners on hand for prospect members, new students, and guests. We also have a stock of embroidered Primate BJJ Gis available for purchase when you decide to get your own.
Another thing that sets Gi apart from No-Gi is the belt. The belt is the material representation of your Jiu Jitsu journey and is only worn in the Gi. All new BJJ practitioners begin as white belts. To read more about the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belts and ranking system, please click here.