Looking for an Extremely Heavy Gi!!!
I am looking for a Double Weave White Gi with no logos to wear while training. I need it to be under $200 if possible, and 2+ lbs would be awesome. If anyone knows where I can get one, please let me know.
Uhhhh, as far as weight goes my Mizunos are 6lbs+ for the jackets.
They do have tiny logos.
My Atama BJJ gi is 4.5.
It has large logos.
Both of those were well under $200.
My lightest jacket is only 1.5, and that's ripstop.
I'd wager any decent Judogi will be heavy enough for you(unless you're like 3 ft tall) and only the fancier ones will be more than $200.
Why the no-logo requirement?
The no-logo requirement is for my dojo. I personally don't care.
Problem with that is any company with pride in their product is gonna put at least a small logo on it somewhere.
I've seen some logo-less "Judogi" at a retail place here, but they sucked.
It felt like i could rip them pretty easily.
It would be acceptable if it was like on the bottom of the lapel where a patch couldn't go anyway, but none on the back, shoulders, chest, etc
With your listed style and the talk of patches, I don't think a judogi is going to be a good choice for you. Sounds like you need a heavyweight karate gi; I don't know how you'd even get a patch onto a judogi.
Been a long time since I shopped for karate gi though, so I won't be able to help.
I was approved by my Shorin-Ryu sensei to wear a Judo Gi as long as its white with no patches. If I train in a heavy gi, my idea is that I will get faster while sparring. Plus, the look and feel of heavy gi are great.
As someone that has practiced both karate and judo, I'd recommend you try on a judogi before committing to that idea. If possible, borrow one and try doing 2 hours of karate in it.
If you do go ahead, any double-weave judogi will be significantly heavier than your regular karate gi, by a factor of several times. A decent karate gi weighs maybe 1lb. As ChenPengFi says, you could be looking at 6lbs+ for a heavy judogi.
Also, for what it's worth HSU are a reasonable club-level judogi brand that don't cover their uniforms with advertising.
The big names in judogi (FF, Adidas, Mizuno, Toraki...) will all have reasonably prominent logos.
You might be able to get an Adidas training gi (without the stripes) and rip the patches off; they seem pretty flimsy.
If you are looking for an increased speed factor, I think you will be pretty disappointed. If training under the weight of a double weave judogi increased your overall speed most judoka would be lightning fast by default. And I know that isn't true...at least in my case.
You are going to be spending a ton of money during your years of training...save it when you can. I guarantee there is going to be something you actually NEED or is more useful to your shorin-ryu training than a judogi.
Save the money you'd spend on a heavy competition gi and start hoarding it for training. When you have some extra cash, put that in the little savings account as well. There will be tournaments, clinics, travel expenses, gear, medical bills, something down the road. If you already have some saved up, it won't be as much of a burden when X-situation occurs.
If you are dead set on this, HSU (as already mentioned) are fairly cheap, Kwon (now owns Dan Rho)has several well under $200 that can stand up to years of competition.
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