Judo Gi

A judogi is somewhat kind of like a karate gi (martial art uniform) because it shares a typical origin. Jigoro Kano derived the first Judogi from the robe and alternative Japanese clothes round the flip of the twentieth century, and, as such, the judogi was the primary trendy martial-arts-training uniform. Over the years, the sleeves and pants are extended, the fabric and work have modified, the normal natural cotton is currently a bleached white, and blue Judogi became available; notwithstanding, the uniform continues to be terribly on the brink of that used one hundred years agone. alternative martial arts, notably martial art, later adopted the fashion of coaching uniform that's employed in athletics.

A judogi contains 3 components that area unit typically cut from totally different fabrics: a really serious jacket (uwagi), lighter canvas pants (shitabaki or zubon), and a cotton belt (obi). although kind of like the shorter types of the robe, associate uwagi can invariably be made of heavy-weight cotton or cotton mix. just about the most affordable and lightest uwagi area unit cut from woven cotton, similar to, however way more tightly woven than, terrycloth. costlier competition and hand-made judogi can usually weigh many kilograms once finished. because of the character of athletics apply, they unremarkably have heavier handicraft and double-layered knee patches to supply sturdiness. The obi's different colors denote the various ranks in athletics.


Close up read of a judogi
In competition, athletics sizes and work area units strictly outlined by the IJF rules of judo (see below). These rules outline sleeve and pant length still because of the movableness of the fit; in competition, the referee will disqualify a challenger for sporting associate ill-fitting judogi which will be used for advantage. additionally, numerous organizations and events administrate such matters because of the attachment of economic and team/national patches and competitors' names. All competitive judogi should be clean and free from holes, tears, or excessive wear.

In official national or international competition solely white or blue judogi area unit allowed. Competitors should have obtainable each color as a result of one contestant in every match is selected to wear a blue gi whereas the opposite wear a white gi. Most athletics categories can allow students to wear either color, though white is that the ancient color that's usually most well-liked and white fits in higher with the traditions of athletics and Japanese culture. Less common colors, as well as red and black, will be found in less formal or specialized things.