Question about Gi....
Finally got around to checking out the Alliance at Sandy Spring and Tiger Academy up in Roswell. I got to see the great Jacre in action at Alliance so that was kinda exciting. At Tiger Academy, apparently, it was testing day so no classes were being held.
I walked in and just saw two white belts throwing each other around. I'm most likely going to go ahead and sign up with Alliance. Steve - the guy I talked to about membership - was super cool about making me feel welcomed and answering my questions. I can train at both the Sandy Spring and Downtown location, which is a HUGE bonus. Tiger Academy is just too far away and I was quoted three different prices for membership fees each of the three times I talked to the same guy. I'm assuming the guy didn't know it was me asking all three times.
Anyway, now that I've "almost" decided on a school... I had couple questions about purchasing a Gi. Apparently, the word Gi is not long enough for me to search for using the search option. So I realized this has most likely been discussed a BILLION times, but I'd appreciate it if someone can link me to an older discussion or help me with my questions.
Tiger Academy is asking for $130 for the gi and $15 for the white belt. Is this expensive? I noticed online that the price of gi varies TREMENDOUSLY from like $40 to $300. Why such variation in the price? Second, do the different colors mean anything? I noticed at Alliance that most had a white gi on with a few guys with blue ones. Thanks.
Edit: Wrong forum. Read the forum descriptions next time. Moved to Grappleville forum.
I got a good Gi for $40 on ebay
Damn! I paid $40+GST, just for Gi pants!
Less talk. More action. I would recommend a gi - if there weren't 10 other threads that could be found with me giving the same advice. A considering you just...can't...quite...sign...up...for...classes - well I just can't make an 11th recomendation. Sign up - come back - report how your first class went. In some other forum other than the Bullshido section.
NOW DIE FUCKING NEWBIE SCUM, DIE DIE DIE!
depending on your size, combatsports.com has adidas gi's on clearance.
I personally recomend atama gi's. But others have other likes and dislikes.
And use the search function.
i'm charitable. http://www.jokerjitsu.com/
(hell, most of my training hours have been in a $35 lightweight judogi from fucking century)
You can get good gis for less then $50.
thanks everyone for the reply. they were all quite helpful minus a few. thanks for the link for joker jiu jitsu. very nice reviews on a lot of Gis.
just wanted to clarify. as stated before, i know this question had been asked before on other posts. but unfortunately, i couldn't find it using the search option so was re-posting hoping someone could guide me in the right direction.
anyway, thanks again for the help and sorry for the "noobie" question. :qgreenjum
Just a note for the future: before posting on a forum, make sure you read the rules and know what's going on.
On the SomethingAwful forums, you would have been banned (and out $10) for something like this, but their moderation is pretty strict.