You might know a lot about the martial art form called the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but do you know about the attire used for this sport? It is the Gi, which consists of a jacket as well as a trouser. A belt is also a part of this martial art’s uniform. It is what is used to keep the jacket closed.
In many cases, a belt is used to denote a rank earned through proficiency, skill and years of training in the specific martial art of sport they are involved in. It is no different with the belt usage in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It can even be collectively referred to as a kimono. Sizing for all men is a standard range of grades A0 to A7.
There is a set or a body of regulations that must be followed strictly if you were to practice or play Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. When it comes to the jackets, there are specific colors that are prescribed and you should make use of them only. Glitters, sequins or shiny colors will not be acceptable. The main colors that are used include blue or black.
It is also normal to see white jackets. However, that fact does not discount the fact that many jurisdictions actually do not have any power to dictate what the colors of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu GI should be. Any of these colors can be chosen. It is normal to allow someone who has earned a blue belt to have his own preferences and make his choice based on them. In certain sports, that is deemed to be an additional perk. Normally, however, the color of the belt should match the color of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi being worn. For example, a white Gi should be worn by someone who has earned the white belt.
It is safe to wash the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi daily, after every use. Practicing the martial art would mean there would be a lot of sweating involved. Therefore, it is imperative to wash the Gi because of the risk of infections. Remember that you will also have been in close contact with other players. Thus, washing the Gi becomes imperative.
Fading of the colors of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi will be inevitable if you do not wash it properly. Maintenance of the Gi and washing has to be done properly. A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi of only one color tends to be dyed heavily, so you should do some pre-treatment by washing it with 3 cups of white vinegar. This is one way to make the dyes and the colors stick.
Even the width of the belts to be used have certain measurements. For example, one who wears a white belt should make sure its width is exactly 5 cm. The belt will be knotted around the waist, and there will be two knots made. The jacket should be long enough to reach the thighs of the wearer. When you are wearing the pant and jacket, it must be of the same color. No competition will allow the entry of a practitioner who is wearing black pants with blue jackets.