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HOW TO DRESS UP FOR AN IBJJF GI COMPETITION

June 20, 2018

You've just signed up for an IBJJF GI competition but you're not a fan of reading long winding rules or fear that your GI may not be IBJJF legal?

 

Worry not, we’ve got you covered with the perfect IBJJF Legal GI and Belt here.

 

 

 

HOW TO DRESS UP FOR AN IBJJF GI COMPETITION

 

 

You've trained long and hard, learned the point system and allowed submissions by heart.

Now get the fair fighting chance you deserve and don't get disqualified before even entering the fight!

 

 

ALLOWED GI MATERIALS

 

- Made of cotton or cotton-like fabric only

- Fashioned from woven fabric

- Should not be so thick or hard as to impede an opponent from gripping it

 

GI COLOURS

 

- Allowed Colours: White, Royal Blue or Black

- GI colour must be uniform

- Top and Pants must be the same colour

- Collar must be the same colour as the rest of the Top

 

GI PATCHES and DESIGN

 

- Painted gis are not allowed, unless the paint is designed in the form of an academy or sponsor logo – and only on regions of the GI where patches are permitted (Athlete is obliged to change GI should the paint mark the GI of the opponent)

- Patches may only be affixed in authorized regions of the GI, as depicted in the IBJJF Rules Book. They should be of cotton fabric and properly seamed

- Unseamed patches or in unauthorized regions of the GI will be removed by the GI inspectors

 

 

BELT

 

- Durable, 4-5 cm wide belt coloured according to the athlete’s rank, with a black tip – except for black belts, where the tip should be white or red

- Belt should be worn over the top, wrapped around the waist twice, and be tied using a double knot tight enough to hold the GI top closed

- Once tied in a double knot, each end of the belt should hang 20 to 30 cm in length

 

GI MEASUREMENTS

 

- GI Top should reach the athlete’s thigh

- GI Sleeves should come to no more than 5 cm from the athlete’s wrist when the arm is extended straight parallel to the ground

- GI Pants should reach no more than 5 cm above the tibial malleolus (ankle bone)

- GI Lapel thickness (1.3cm)

- GI Collar width (5 cm)

- Opening of sleeve at full extension 7 cm

 

 

INNERWEAR

 

MEN

- Any shirt under GI top is prohibited

- Any pants under GI pants is prohibited

- Athletes must wear undergarments

- Thong-type undergarments is not permitted; only brief-type undergarments may be worn

 

WOMEN

- Mandatory to use stretchy or elastic shirt that hugs the body beneath the GI (Short or Long Sleeved of any colour)

- Permitted to wear pants made of elastic fabric (clings to body and must be shorter than the GI pants) under the GI pants

- Athletes must wear undergarments

- Thong-type undergarments is not permitted; only brief-type undergarments may be worn

 

OTHER PROHIBITIONS

 

GIs must not:

Exhibit mending or tears

- Be wet or dirty or emanate unpleasant odours


EXAMPLE

 

Eathlete Stealth Kimono is designed closely to abide by the IBJJF Rules with a 450 gsm Premium Pearl Weave GI jacket that comes with a Ripstop GI pants made of 100% Cotton and in Black. Its lightweight and durability will support all your needs for both training and competing.

 

 

 

 

Now you're ready to go do your best!

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