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Zack is an avid jiu jitsu practitioner and martial arts nerd. He currently holds a brown belt in BJJ. When not on the mats or in the gym, he can be found going for walks with his wife, attempting (and often failing) to train his dog, and frequently obsessing over a specific hobby only to forget about it a week later.

Gi vs No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Which Is Better? Which Is Easier? Which One Should You Train?

There are benefits to training both:

However, if you want a more fast paced, realistic, and wrestling-influenced type of training no gi bjj may be best for you. No gi has been rising in popularity and is certainly more popular in terms of viewership as well as its use for MMA.

If you prefer a slower paced, slightly more technical game, that may not exactly mirror self defense situations (due to the gi and gi grips), you may want to train gi Brazilian jiu jitsu.

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Can You Put a BJJ Gi in the Dryer? Gi Washing Basics

Yes, you can put your gi in the dryer. However, they can shrink slightly even if they say “pre-shrunk”. I do recommend putting gis in the dryer to better sanitize them. Another good recommendation is to get your gi slightly bigger and then machine dry it so it shrinks a little to your size.

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How to Find the Correct Gi Size for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Ultimate BJJ Sizing Guide)

To find your correct gi size you should take your measurements, review the brand’s gi size chart, and, if needed, reach out to the manufacturer directly to confirm sizing. If you are in between sizes you should buy the larger size since you can always shrink it by washing in hot water and putting it in dryer or having it tailored.

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What Are the Different Weave Types for BJJ Gis? And Which One Is Best?

There are four main weave types that are used for BJJ (Brazilian jiu jitsu) gis. They are single weave, double weave, gold weave, and pearl weave. Single weave is more affordable and light weight, double weave is heavier and used more for judo gis. Gold weave is used more in traditional gis and is prone to shrinking. Pearl weave is the most common weave type used in modern gis and is a good balance of comfort and durability.

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Should You Wear a Rashguard Under Your Gi in Bazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Yes, it is recommended to wear a rashguard underneath your gi for Brazilian jiu jitsu gi classes since it adds another layer of protection against skin infections. However, depending on preference and gym apparel requirements, you may also wear a T-shirt underneath your gi or go shirtless.

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