Elastic waistband on the bottoms to hold them in place during combat.
Lightweight cotton/polyester 190 g/m² fabric.
The 200 judo gi is made in a cotton/polyester blend fabric that withstands repeated washing and won't shrink as much as 100% cotton models.
Judo gis are reinforced at the neck (for gripping) and knees (for floor combat).
CHOOSING YOUR JUDO GI
Judo is a combat sport that uses grappling techniques. The young judoka has to grab their opponent's gi when attempting to throw them to the ground and possibly immobilize them.
This is why the gi must be particularly tear-resistant, with reinforced sections in areas of strain or friction.
WHICH GI FOR WHICH LEVEL?
- A child who is new to judo or has been doing judo for one to two years should choose a polycotton gi in twill fabric (190 g/m²) that is both flexible and durable.
- A judoka who has been doing judo for two years (yellow or orange belt) or who is starting competitions should choose a rice-grain weave gi, which is particularly tear-resistant and designed to withstand gripping. Its polyester/cotton composition (350 g/m²) results in good post-shrinkage fit and dries quickly.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE
The size of the gi you choose will depend on your child's height (from 100 cm to 150 cm).
We recommend choosing a gi that is 5 to 10 cm bigger than your child. For example, if your child is 133 cm (4'4") tall, chose a 140 cm gi.
The gi should be left out to air after each use. Regular washing will help keep your gi white. Use cold water for the first few washes. After that, wash at no warmer than 30°C.
Air dry. Do not tumble dry.
THE BENEFITS OF JUDO
Judo is a very physical sport: in just one session, kids will really wear themselves out. An all-around sport: as the aim is to control your opponent's body, children will use and develop all of their muscles.
This sport is also a form of psychological training. It relaxes the body and mind. The word "judo" even means "gentle way".