Buying Your First BJJ Gi
So you want to start BJJ. Or maybe you’ve already been training no-gi grappling and you want to start practicing in the gi.
You do a simple Google search and suddenly realize, holy crap, there are a ton of gis to choose from. Single weave, pearl weave, honey-comb — Are we buying bedsheets? Cereal?! — not to mention the prices.
With some gis clocking it at an insane $500, all sorts of doubts start to crop up. “Is it really worth it to buy a gi? What if I decide I only want to practice gi once a week? What if I decide BJJ isn’t for me altogether?” After all, you don’t want to invest a couple hundred bucks on a pile of useless fabric.