FAQ: How To Put A Jiu Jitsu Belt On?

How many degrees is Jiu Jitsu?

There are five primary belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: white, blue, purple, brown and black. There are also usually four “degrees” or stripes for each belt below black belt, and six degrees at black belt.

How long should your BJJ belt be?

When you buy a new belt it is important to buy a belt in the same size as your BJJ Gi. In some sports it is common to have a belt reaching all the way to your knees, in BJJ it is NOT, your BJJ belt should be sticking out around 20 cm on both sides of the knot in your belt.

How do you get the smell out of Jiu Jitsu Gi?

If your gi is super stinky, you can pre-soak it in a vinegar and water solution in your washing machine before washing it. Start with 1 or 2 cups of vinegar per gi and enough water to cover the gi(s). Use trial and error with the amount of vinegar and the time you need to soak it in order to get rid of the smell.

What side do stripes go on BJJ belt?

So, the bar always ends up on the right.

What do Jiu-Jitsu people wear?

The (Brazilian jiu-jitsu) Gi is a uniform for training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, adapted from the keikogi (稽古着) used in modern Japanese martial arts. A Gi, meaning dress or clothes, is typically composed of a heavy cotton jacket, reinforced drawstring trousers, and a belt which communicates rank.

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Do you wear something under a GI?

Yes, you need to wear underwear under your gi pants. It’s also not uncommon to wear compression pants or fight shorts under your kimono. At some academies, wearing fight shorts under the kimono makes for an easy transition from gi to no-gi during live training.

What should I wear to Jiu-Jitsu?

Board shorts and a t-shirt or a surf rash guard will usually be ok. However, if you decide that BJJ is something you want to do and you decide to keep training then you will need to buy a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi. It’s important not to try and avoid wearing anything with pockets, belt loops or baggy fabrics.

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