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Tyburn
02-23-2009, 01:17 AM
:ashamed:

I was wondering if the different colours of Gi actually mean anything, or are just for aesthetic purpose. I mean, the Belt Colours symbolise rank, but I've seen different coloured Gi aswell...I wonder if they symbolise anything...Everyone has seen white...but I've seen a sorta brownish/black, a verrrrrra dark green and a blue one also.

Are these reflective of different Martial Arts? or also used in conjunction with rank?

or are they just to make the fighter look...er...more colourful.

Sorry for the dumbass question...but when I asked Jeff Curran he never answered me :unsure-1:

:laugh:

Llamafighter
02-23-2009, 01:22 AM
Belt is the only thing that tells rank. some guys and gals put patches of the different tournaments they've participated in.

VCURamFan
02-23-2009, 01:30 AM
:ashamed:

I was wondering if the different colours of Gi actually mean anything, or are just for aesthetic purpose. I mean, the Belt Colours symbolise rank, but I've seen different coloured Gi aswell...I wonder if they symbolise anything...Everyone has seen white...but I've seen a sorta brownish/black, a verrrrrra dark green and a blue one also.

Are these reflective of different Martial Arts? or also used in conjunction with rank?

or are they just to make the fighter look...er...more colourful.

Sorry for the dumbass question...but when I asked Jeff Curran he never answered me :unsure-1:

:laugh:Man, what a stupid question! This is almost as dumb as asking what "Southpaw" means!! What a friggin' n00b!!!!:punch:

:blink:

:laugh: :wink:

Tyburn
02-23-2009, 01:35 AM
Man, what a stupid question! This is almost as dumb as asking what "Southpaw" means!! What a friggin' n00b!!!!:punch:

:blink:

:laugh: :wink:
I wondered if it was a foolish question when I asked it in Public on another site and noone was quick to answer....It was like one of those cyber pauses, where everyone was like *pause, look around, continue as if he aint said nowt*

:laugh:

still better that then the infamouse Sherdog Faux Pas "what does Southpaw mean" :unsure-1:

Tyburn
02-23-2009, 01:37 AM
Belt is the only thing that tells rank. some guys and gals put patches of the different tournaments they've participated in.
So...you think the different coloured Gi...and I dont mean patchwork, I mean the whole garment coloured differently is just....aesthetic preference?? :huh:

jason2130
02-23-2009, 02:17 AM
some schools use different colors just to be different i guess

some schools put the teacher in one color, assistants in a different color, and everyone else in white, not really for any particular reason other than maybe making it easier to find teachers/assistants

other than that strictly for looks, the 3 schools i went to required you to wear white only unless you where of instructor level

KENTUCKYREDBONE
02-23-2009, 08:06 AM
In Judo the GI color means nothing! Although some that think of themselves as Judo purist claim any GI color other than White is Disrespectful. I can't claim to be in that category though.

County Mike
02-23-2009, 11:33 AM
As far as I know, the gi color means nothing. I just prefer white because I can bleach out the blood stains.

Crisco
02-23-2009, 03:20 PM
As far as I know, the gi color means nothing. I just prefer white because I can bleach out the blood stains.

Yea I'm starting my way up the Judo ladder in march so I'm expecting the same. I'd prefer a black GI to be honest. Or a red one.

TexasRN
02-23-2009, 03:31 PM
At my kids' dojang the color of the gi signifies which program you are in. For the regular class they have an all white gi. For black belt club it is all white with a black collar. Then there is a leadership class that grooms a select few to be leaders in the dojang, helping teach classes, running errands, doing the warm up, etc. and they wear blue with Leadership embroidered across the back. The assistant instructors wear a red gi. SabumNim wears a black gi and so does KwanJaNim. (sp?) Those are the 2 head, master instructors.


~Amy

TheConcretekid
02-23-2009, 03:35 PM
Sometimes the material can make a difference in colo(u)r... but normally the only evidence of this is a gi that is off-white vs white

County Mike
02-23-2009, 05:02 PM
At my kids' dojang the color of the gi signifies which program you are in. For the regular class they have an all white gi. For black belt club it is all white with a black collar. Then there is a leadership class that grooms a select few to be leaders in the dojang, helping teach classes, running errands, doing the warm up, etc. and they wear blue with Leadership embroidered across the back. The assistant instructors wear a red gi. SabumNim wears a black gi and so does KwanJaNim. (sp?) Those are the 2 head, master instructors.


~Amy

Sounds like a sweet money maker.

Crisco
02-23-2009, 05:13 PM
Sounds like a sweet money maker.

Was thinking the same thing

Spiritwalker
02-24-2009, 01:11 AM
:ashamed:

I was wondering if the different colours of Gi actually mean anything, or are just for aesthetic purpose. I mean, the Belt Colours symbolise rank, but I've seen different coloured Gi aswell...I wonder if they symbolise anything...Everyone has seen white...but I've seen a sorta brownish/black, a verrrrrra dark green and a blue one also.

Are these reflective of different Martial Arts? or also used in conjunction with rank?

or are they just to make the fighter look...er...more colourful.

Sorry for the dumbass question...but when I asked Jeff Curran he never answered me :unsure-1:

:laugh:


Some martial arts don't care about your gi. At my dojo, you wear a white gi for the first year.We offer a free 10oz white gi when you sign up for the free trial. After you make green belt, you are able to wear colored a gi.

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0183.jpg

My colored gi.. school colors are red/black
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0172.jpg

Our BJJ gi's are blue.. just for the fun... and they are not dojo affiliated, mine is like wearing a shag carpet...
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0173.jpg
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0176.jpg
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0177.jpg
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0178.jpg
I wear a black gi for Shuri -Te Jitsu and when the white and red and black gi are dirty.
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0181.jpg

For balintawak.. no gi is required...
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0190.jpg

County Mike
02-24-2009, 01:40 AM
Damn Spirit! You have a lot of Gis. I only three. One for Karate and two for Jiu Jitsu. Karate was a long time ago but I still have the Gi.

Spiritwalker
02-24-2009, 02:04 AM
Damn Spirit! You have a lot of Gis. I only three. One for Karate and two for Jiu Jitsu. Karate was a long time ago but I still have the Gi.

I actually have two more...

I have my basic gi that I dyed black.. and my competition gi.. it is a 16 oz white gi, that sucker POPs when doing kata...

I just acquire them. I needed a few when I started teaching.

TexasRN
02-24-2009, 09:43 AM
Sounds like a sweet money maker.


The white ones cost the students, the colored ones are awarded. Leadership kids are picked out of the class by the instructors and are then given an extra class a week and are required to assist in at least one lower class a week. The red gis are for assistant instructors and it's a paid position. Although you could implement it so that the students pay for their all of their gis and then make some good money off of it.


~Amy

Chuck
02-24-2009, 12:35 PM
Some martial arts don't care about your gi. At my dojo, you wear a white gi for the first year.We offer a free 10oz white gi when you sign up for the free trial. After you make green belt, you are able to wear colored a gi.

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0183.jpg

My colored gi.. school colors are red/black
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0172.jpg

Our BJJ gi's are blue.. just for the fun... and they are not dojo affiliated, mine is like wearing a shag carpet...
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0173.jpg
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0176.jpg
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0177.jpg
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0178.jpg
I wear a black gi for Shuri -Te Jitsu and when the white and red and black gi are dirty.
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0181.jpg

For balintawak.. no gi is required...
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0190.jpg

Any excuse to post a few pictures of yourself eh brother :D

Tyburn
02-24-2009, 12:54 PM
Some martial arts don't care about your gi. At my dojo, you wear a white gi for the first year.We offer a free 10oz white gi when you sign up for the free trial. After you make green belt, you are able to wear colored a gi.

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0183.jpg

My colored gi.. school colors are red/black
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0172.jpg

Our BJJ gi's are blue.. just for the fun... and they are not dojo affiliated, mine is like wearing a shag carpet...
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0173.jpg
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0176.jpg
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0177.jpg
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0178.jpg
I wear a black gi for Shuri -Te Jitsu and when the white and red and black gi are dirty.
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0181.jpg

For balintawak.. no gi is required...
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/IMG_0190.jpg
:w00t: Yes thats the sorta thing I was talking about! Your Collection is missing one though...the dark green.

I'll try and find a picture of one :laugh:

Spiritwalker
02-24-2009, 01:32 PM
wow.. I do look beat down in those pictures. Was exhausted. Mondays are huge days in the dojo for me.

warriorlion
02-26-2009, 03:18 PM
from a BJJ perspective geberaly gi colour means nothing from what I understand, its personal preference. and it tends to be BJJ gis that have the patches all over them, and so for reasons beyond my unserstanding cost 3 times as much as a plain judo gi which does the job just as well.