Keiko Raca Limited Edition Kimono / Gi - White
A2 = 5'7'' - 6'0''ft / 169 - 177cm 141 - 176lb / 65 - 80Kg
After one year of wear. Only fluff dried.
Sleeve width: 14 3/4"
Sleeve length: 26" (taken from outside of collar to tip)
Collar length: 73"
Bottom width: 53"
Pant width: 18 1/2"
Pant length: 37 1/4"
Atama Gold Weave Bleached Kimono
5'5"-5'9" 140-170 A-2
Sleeve width: 13 1/2"
Sleeve length: 28 1/4" (taken from outside of collar to tip)
Collar length: 73 1/4"
Bottom width: 54 1/4"
Pant width: 19"
Pant length: 37 3/4"
which gi to get?
I'm researching all the different gi's that are out there and I'm at a complete loss to which is best to get for my boyfriend. He's a jits instructor under Royce Gracie and is in need for a new one. I think the one that he currently owns is from Gameness but it has a huge rip at the knee and is faded after 2 years of use. From this thread, I gather that Atama is excellent, however I'm curious about that hemp gi that someone had mentioned.
I'm okay with spending at most $300 for a really good one that will last.
I've been contemplating getting GI for a while now. The Muay Thai school I might go to sells them for $60. I figure that is a good price to pay for a starter GI (plus I want to be able to try it on first and see how well it fits). Once I got my yellow belt (I study Traditional JJ) I governed that I earned the right to get one. If I stick with rolling and get another belt then I can treat myself to a more expensive and name brand model.
I've been eying a Keiko. Demian Maia and Cobrahina wear that brand, so seeing as how their two of my favorite practitioners, that is a good brand to go with.
i wear a Gameness Pearl,
this is a durable gi, the collar is rubber, and doesn't lose its shape after a year of use.
I'm currently a blue belt, and roll often 3-4 times a week. this gi has lost a little color but that's expected.
the Gi top is pretty rough, not like a HCK but it can be brutal on someone's face.
The pants are made from Rip stop material like the Atama, mundial pants.
I am a huge fan of gameness, the company has great customer service, and high quality gi's and a lower than average price when compared to other companies.
I am going to buy a Gameness Feather next, since it is made from the Pearl wave, just 100 grams lighter in the weave. Thew Feather is not, i repeat is not like an ultralight, its just a lighter version of the pearl, same cut etc.. in a month or two Gameness will release the Airlight i was informed.
-thick, durable collar, but not too thick
-Very good cut
-fades a little
-a little rough, your partners might complain( is that really a con?)
- i don't like the rounded cord for the drawstrings.
BJJ Blue belt
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I started with Gameness Gi's (Still love them) , but I just purchased a gi from a brand called Origin. I am impressed. I like the fact that you can choose different sized pants from the Gi jacket size means alot. http://www.originbjj.com/store/product/pro-comp-2013