Jiu Jitsu Gi Origins: From The Samurai To The Gracies

When people think of BJJ they automatically think about men and women in GIs wrestling on the ground. Although BJJ training gear today transcends tradition, the Gi still holds the primate as the most used apparel. As with the belt system and certain other formalities like saying Oss, the Jiu Jitsu Gi has deep traditional roots. The BJJ Gi is used for much more than just style. It can be a great offensive weapon, a key tool for defending and plays a role in hygiene, amongst other things. Today, the Gi is made up of two main parts, pants and a jacket plus the belt.  Use code “FIRST15” for 15 OFF Japanese Roots of Jiu Jitsu Gi The kimono originates from feudal Japan, where it was the traditional outfit of the Japanese samurai. The samurai wore different colored kimonos back then, each color representing a … Continue reading Jiu Jitsu Gi Origins: From The Samurai To The Gracies