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IzzyDaHedgehog
9/22/2004 3:50pm,
Most size charts for jiu-jitsu gi's give criteria for height and weight for gi size. However, these charts seem to assume that people who are about 6'0" to 6'1" are in the neighborhood of 180-200 lbs. Unfortunately, I am about 6'1" and yet I have a 30" waist and weigh about 155 lbs.

Thus, when I bought my gi (a Kagi size 5, the one recommended by their size chart for my height), it was very baggy on me (I shrunk the hell out of it in the dryer, which helped). Is there anyone with my approximate dimensions who could recommend a proper gi size?

inde
9/22/2004 5:23pm,
I would recommend buying a smaller GI and sewing extensions on the legs and arms.
Perhaps a nice crushed velvet.
I would go with this effect for the sleeves:http://www.andalucia.com/flamenco/images/simonhatsignature600.jpg

grond
9/28/2004 10:56pm,
whoops

Aaron Fields
10/01/2004 10:46pm,
Every dogi brand sizes different. Best thing is to contact the supplier and talk to someone. Also, once you find a brand that works, stick with them. Toraki does a good job at custom fits.

Good luck
Aaron Fields

Bizzaro Root
10/10/2004 11:51am,
my atama gi was kinda the same way i got the a-3 top but it was listed at 5,10 to 6,0 170-180 lbs. and my pants a-4 are 6,0 to 6,2 180-200 lbs. im 6'2 180 and my pants where baggy and my gi was just right. i guess i need new pants. best bet is pick the brand most of the guys grapple with at your gym and ask them about sizes and what they think.

IzzyDaHedgehog
10/11/2004 10:13am,
lol only difference is that all the guys at my gym use Koral Kimonos stuff, and I really don't think I'm ready to be paying that much for a gi.

Thanks for everyone's input, I appreciate it.

lama_xy
10/19/2004 1:21am,
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=36280&item=7103751562&tc=photo

(it's actually a Yahoo store)

Keiko Raca is pretty good...and this is only slightly more than Atamas.

JKDChick
10/19/2004 1:40am,
Dude, those Koral gis are SWEET though. Beautifully made, light, just awesome.

And if you think you have problems with fitting a gi, try being a woman. Almost every size is too big SOMEWHERE.

Aesopian
10/19/2004 12:39pm,
I'm 6'2" and 155 lbs. with a 30" waist. I wear an Atama A-2, and everything fits pretty well. The pant bottoms are a little high, but no one cares or notices.

Edge
10/24/2004 5:23pm,
I'm about 155 lbs and near 6 feet and I've always found 4 to be juuuuuuust right.

IzzyDaHedgehog
10/24/2004 5:43pm,
awesome...thanks everybody

Reikon
10/24/2004 8:49pm,
Look in the Phone Book under Karate & Other Martial Arts (Supplies)

Then go try them on, and get them fitted :)

MaverickZ
10/25/2004 11:50pm,
I wasn't sure whether I should have started a new thread on this or not. So I didn't.
I just recently bought a kikskin single weave gi. I shrunk it and it fits well now. My question is, if i wash it and dry it again, will it shrink more? or has it reached its permanent size now?

Pandinha
10/25/2004 11:53pm,
I wasn't sure whether I should have started a new thread on this or not. So I didn't.
I just recently bought a kikskin single weave gi. I shrunk it and it fits well now. My question is, if i wash it and dry it again, will it shrink more? or has it reached its permanent size now?

The high end gis are usually pre shrunk. Though some do shrink again.

God, I feel fat with those stats you guys put up. I'm 6 foot at 250lbs. A size 6 atama fits me perfect.

Reikon
10/26/2004 1:02am,
The high end gis are usually pre shrunk. Though some do shrink again.

God, I feel fat with those stats you guys put up. I'm 6 foot at 250lbs. A size 6 atama fits me perfect.

5' 11" 230 lbs...lmfao...we're in the same boat. XD

And yeah, buy your stuff pre-shrunk, as it won't have to shrink.