What is BJJ Gi?

BJJ Gi is the traditional form of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu where practitioners done a Kimono like uniform known as a Gi.

BJJ Gi is often considered closer to real-life self-defence scenarios where an assailant might be wearing clothing that can be grabbed and used for control, similar to the Gi. The ability to grip the Gi jacket and pants allows practitioners to apply a wide range of chokes and holds that are effective in self-defence situations.

In sport, the use of the Gi for grips adds a significant strategic layer. It allows for more technical and methodical pacing, with an emphasis on grip fighting and control. Athletes wearing a Gi often develop a refined sense of leverage and technique, using the Gi to create and defend against submissions.

Both Gi and No-Gi BJJ offer unique challenges and advantages in terms of technique and strategy, whether applied in self-defence or sports settings. Practitioners often train in both to gain a well-rounded skill set.

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Frequently Asked

  • What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu good for?

    Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of judo (focuses on takedowns) was separated from older systems of Japanese jujutsu by this important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jujitsu.

    It is not solely a martial art; it is also a sport, a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in people, and ultimately a way of life.

  • How many Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belts are there?

    Ranking system:

    • White
    • Blue
    • Purple
    • Brown
    • Black

    It’s usually around 2 years between each belt if you train consistently for 3-4 classes per week. After black, the belts are given according to years on the mat.

    • Black & Red
    • Red & White
    • Red
  • I've never done martial arts before. Can I still join?

    Yes, from about 4 years old up, Jiu Jitsu will keep you fit healthy and young. Our youngest here is 4 years old and our oldest students here are close to 60 years of age.

  • Will Brazilian Jiu Jitsu get me in shape?

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will get you in the best shape you have ever been, and it will also help you with balance and co-ordination, because you are not only learning a martial art, you are retraining your body to use all of it at once.

  • Does Brazilian Jiu Jitsu have striking?