For those starting out jiu-jitsu, it's a common question to ask... what is the best BJJ gi for beginners? We're here to shed some light on the issue.

Company bias aside (we do make and sell BJJ kimonos after all), as a beginner looking to make a gi purchase we think there are at least a couple of factors to consider. First, would be your commitment. Have you been training long enough to warrant the purchase of a new kimono? Second, would be your budget. What is the amount you are looking to spend?

Let's start with the commitment level first. The unfortunate truth of the matter is that a lot of people start training jiu-jitsu, but do not stick with it for whatever reason. We're not here to judge and certainly understand that jiu-jitsu may not be for everybody. But this reality is something to think about before you spend your hard earned money on a new kimono. Are you sure you will still be training in a month? In six months? If your uncertain about the answer, then you will want to consider purchasing a less expensive generic kimono or possibly a second hand kimono. Then, only after you've had more time on the mat and know you're going to stick with it, consider investing a little more in a premium kimono if that is what you choose.

That leads us into our next factor to consider, budget. How much can you afford? You will find a wide range of prices when it comes to jiu-jitsu kimonos, so you will want to purchase something that is in your price range. The fact is you can train and learn BJJ while wearing a generic kimono just like you can wearing a premium kimono. Furthermore, a premium kimono is not going to instantly improve jiu jitsu game as you soon as you put it on, only hard work will do that. So if you need to go with something less expensive that is in your budget, than go with an affordable kimono and most importantly, keep getting that training time in.

Best BJJ Gi For Beginners

Now, if you're committed to jiu-jitsu and a premium kimono is in you're budget, then yes, we absolutely will tell you that Rolljunkie is the best BJJ gi for beginners (and seasoned vets) that you can buy. Not only do our kimonos look great, but they are made to a higher standard of quality. You'll find our gis are more durable than other kimono brands and we also make them lightweight so they feel great during long training sessions and in competition. 

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December 05, 2019

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