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Gi or dogi refers to a martial arts uniform.

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Gi considerations for rank tests?

My daughter will soon test again for her brown belt in taekwondo. On her first attempt months ago, she did not pass but they provided a "report card" of sorts. One of the notes written was ...
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How did removal of the gi affect contemporary MMA?

Did it remove an advantage for BJJ and Judo players? If so, can it be said to have beneficial for those arts, forcing the competitors to do what they do with having a tool?
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Is it ok to sew the sides of my Judo gi?

My new gi trousers have sides with splits to allow the person to get in and out easily. I am too thin for this gi but I have to use it as I am very tall. is it ok to sew these sides up so that my gi ...
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Is the "Gerbi choke" legal using your opponent's jacket?

After its use to success by Yarden Gerbi in 2014, the IJF clarified that the "Gerbi choke" (suso-jime1) is illegal in judo: Shime-waza - forbidden Shime-waza is not allowed with either your own ...
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How can I tie my belt so that it doesn't come off during rolling/sparring?

I don't know if people that practice other martial arts have this problem, but I know people that practice BJJ have this problem a lot. I guess it is because of all the friction, but no one can seem ...
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Convert white collar Dobok to black collar

Usually Doboks for Gup grades will have a white collar, and Dan grades (black belts) will wear a black collar Dobok (not sure if there are any rules about this, but this is what I see as the common ...
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Is the "baseball choke" legal in Judo?

Since at least 1999 judo has banned any chokes applied using the skirt of the jacket. This rule was re-emphasised in 2014 after a variant of suso-jime was used to success multiple times by Yarden ...
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Why was blue chosen to distinguish competitors' judo-gis?

In the 90's the IJF introduced a requirement for one competitor to wear a blue gi, and the other a traditional white gi, in order to better distinguish them during high level competitions.1 Was there ...
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Beginning Jiu Jitsu, learning gi and no gi at the same time

Im beginning to learn BJJ. The gym I am attending teaches both gi and no-gi variants on different days of the week. I want to attend as much as possible, and I was wondering if there is any ...
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Are there any differences between karategi, judogi, and aikidogi?

I want to buy aikidogi but I'm not sure whether judogi and karategi can also be used. Are there any differences between karategi, judogi, and aikidogi?
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Does good Karate gi make difference

My Karate gi is pretty old and it was a middle-range one (not imported). I begin to be quite experienced and I'm thinking about buying a new gi. Do you really feel different when wearing a top quality ...
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What is the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gi/no-gi controversy?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions have multiple events for gender, weight class, and gi (cotton uniform)/no-gi. These events are similar to different stroke events at a swim meet. You can choose to ...
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Can jiu jitsu wear down your teeth?

I usually only wear a mouth piece when I'm sparring Muay Thai. Today while I was rolling BJJ (in the gi), I at one point felt like I had a few pieces of very very thin sand between my teeth for a few ...
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Should I buy a Judo gi or BJJ gi for BJJ practice?

Thanks for reading my question. I've just started to take a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) course. I'm 165cm and weigh 67-68.5 kilograms in general, and muscularly built because of weight training, but ...
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What do the colors of Gi in Jiu-Jitsu mean? Which should I get?

I was thinking of taking up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and my local gym offers the Gi in white, blue, or black. What are the advantages of each? Does black/blue stay looking cleaner with use? Or perhaps ...
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Does training in gi help to prepare for a no gi competition?

On the internet I read a lot of stories that encourage to prepare for a no gi contest by training with the gi/kimono. Isn't it a little bit of nonsense, because during no gi grip (holding the pants or ...
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What is the best way to improve your skills in BJJ (gi and no-gi) and become a black belt in short period?

There are many fighters like BJ PENN and Demian Maia that got their BJJ black belt in short period. Many say BJ Penn received it after 3 years of training - on Wikipedia they mention Demian Maia got ...
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What are the main differences between gi and nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

What are the main differences between gi and nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
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Getting my (do)gi white again

I have read this M.A. question: What are the ways to get sweat stains out of a Gi? My gi is at least two years old (probably a lot older). It is an Adidas J800 (do)gi. It is 30% polyester (800 g/m² ...
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Why are traditional karate gis white?

I was reading about some of the history of Karate recently, and this question came to me. I can understand, in modern times, different coloured gis with sport martial arts, but can anyone tell me, or ...
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Why is a gi worn left side over right?

I know the proper way to put on your gi is to put the left side over the right side, but why is this? Where did this custom come from? I think it applies to all martial arts (at least I know it does ...
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Where can I find or how can I make a tailored white dogi for women?

Does anyone know of a good supplier of white dogi for either aikido or judo that are tailored to women? If not, does anyone know of homemade modifications that can be made to a "male" dogi to make ...
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Judo gis for lanky players?

Lately a lot of BJJ Gi manufacturers have been making gis that are fitted for lanky players, but of those that make slim cut BJJ gis, their Judo gis are still just the standard cut (even Fushida now, ...
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What's the best way to sew badges onto a uniform so they don't come off?

I have no domestics skills, and I'm very poor at sewing! A number of badges I've attempted to sew on to my Gi have come off when grappling. Is there a good way to sew badges on so to minimize the ...
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What are the ways to get sweat stains out of a Gi?

I find even with things like Napisan etc my Gi ends up with stains around the neck and Sleeves. Are there any ways to keep it pure white?
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