A gi is a uniform worn during jiu-jitsu (as well as various other martial arts, including judo, karate, judo, and sambo) training. The word “gi” comes from the Japanese term, “Keikogi.”
Keiko means practice; gi means dress or clothes. A gi consists of 3 pieces; the gi jacket, pants, and belt.
Different parts of a gi are strategically utilized for grips, chokes, guards, and other techniques during training. Typically, it is heavily stitched and usually made of cotton to withstand the rigors of daily practice.
Published: August 24, 2021