You can find high-end, mid-range kimonos or cheap BJJ kimonos to get started in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). When choosing the BJJ kimono you should know that they are thicker, stronger and more tight than the kimonos of other martial arts. The main element that you must take into account to choose your kimono is the fabric, it can be simple (single weave), double (double weave) or gold (gold weave, pearl weave ...) This will determine the weight and resistance of the kimono of Jiu Jitsu.
They are usually white, black, blue or navy blue and sizes are A1, A2, A3 or A4.
How to choose a BJJ kimono?
To choose your BJJ kimono you must take into account these points:
* The price you want to spend. It is not the same to train a couple of times a week as a hobby than to go to competitions every weekend
* Color: The standard color for bjj kimonos is white, blue, black and navy blue. The two colors most commonly seen in gyms are blue and black.
* The design: The bjj kimono patches and embroidery are what come through the eyes
* The cut: Wider, more fitted ... it depends on the taste of each one and their way of fighting
* Weight: There are kimonos lighter than normal for people who go very tight to weighing competitions, others prefer it more rigid to make it difficult for the opponent to hold
Are judogis valid for Jiu Jitsu?
No, the tension points of the kimono in jiu jitsu are different and a judo kimono would tear sooner or later. In addition, the looser cut of judo kimonos is a disadvantage for jiu jitsu
Tips to take care of your kimono
* Wash with cold sour
* Don't wash it too often, no need to wash it every time you train, once a week may be enough
* Have a pair of kimonos to not always wear the same
* Do not hang it in the sun in summer, since it eats the color