A Gi is a uniform that is made out of heavy fabric with jacket, belt and pants that is usually worn with the traditional Jiu Jitsu . If the fabric of the Jiu Jitsu Gi was made lighter, fewer and faster submissions can be performed . Many of the submission in traditional jiu jitsu involve parts of the Gi, such as a choke using the collar or an arm bar using the sleeve .
There are some Jiu Jitsu Gi, like those of Brazilian which provides tighter cuffs on the jacket and pants, less material as possible for an opponent to take advantage which makes the practitioner benefit in return. White, Blue and Black are the colors that are only permitted in Jiu Jitsu Gi for international championships . But in some jurisdictions, they allow any singe solid color . Some of the clubs make it customary for practitioners who are white belts to only wear a white Gi, but once the blue is obtained, they are free to wear any color of the Gi .
Any competition has made out their own qualifications for the Jiu Jitsu Gi. Cotton or any similar fabric in a good condition should be the one that must be used for a Jiu Jitsu Gi . The material should not prevent the competitor because of the unnecessary thickness and durability of the material. The jacket of Jiu Jitsu Gi should be of sufficient length down to the thighs, sleeves must reach the wrist with arms extended in front of the body . When competing internationally, the International Federation have the standard measurements for the sleeve of Jiu Jitsu Gi.
With a dual knot to keep the kimono closed, the belt from the Jiu Jitsu Gi should go accordingly with the practitionerâ€™s rank. Jiu Jitsu Gi are honored that athletes are not allowed to compete in torn kimonos, sleeves or pants . The provision of the t-shirts for the males underneath the kimono should also go in accordance with the guidelines .
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