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If your new to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu you might be wondering what the different color Gi's mean and what color you should be wearing to train or compete. The correct answer may vary from school to school but the official answer is there is no official answer and it really depends. Many international competition rules (see below) require Gi's to be white, blue or black with strict requirements on sizing and patch placement. Otherwise, for daily club training or local competition, Gi color tends to be a matter of preference between the instructor and/or the athlete. While its always best to ask your...

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The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation announced generous cash prizes for the following male and female black belt divisions in the 2019 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. This marks a great step forward in the evolution of professional competitive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a great opportunity for athletes to earn some prize money for their hard work and dedication. Good luck to all competitors!  $4,000.00 (USD) - Adult Black Belt Division (Rooster-Ultra Heavy) With 2-8 Athletes $5,000.00 (USD) - Adult Black Belt Division (Rooster-Ultra Heavy) With 9-16 Athletes  $6,000.00 (USD) - Adult Black Belt Division (Rooster-Ultra Heavy) With 17-32 Athletes$7,000.00 (USD) - Adult Black Belt Division (Rooster-Ultra Heavy) With +33...

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So how many do you really need? This is a great question for anyone who trains on the regular. The answer really depends on the amount of training you do and how diligent you are with cleanliness and laundry. We all know Jiu-Jitsu is a close quarters contact sport, well lets be honest, its just about as close quarters as a sport can get. In light of this, there comes a responsibility to yourself and your training partners to be clean and deodorized. We all know the guy in the gym who's Gi has turned a deeper shade of brown, always seems to be...

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