I purchased this Fuji BJJ Gi at full price. However, this did not influence the review’s outcome, written after training over 2 years with it.
Fresh out of the packaging Fuji Gi was a little stiff, but after the first wash, it was great. If this is your first BJJ Gi, know it will seem heavy, but you get used to it. The pants are pretty comfortable, nice enough to nap in, and the jacket grows on you after a few wears. The collar seemed really stiff at first but loosened up after the second wash.
Now that it is broken in, the pants are comfortable enough to sleep in, and it’s not uncommon to wear my Fuji Gi for 3 hours of classes and randori.
Quality & Durability
As I said before, Fuji is well known in the martial arts world, and with good reason. This thing is tough! My BJJ training was off and on for a while, but I’ve easily logged 120-150 hours in this Gi, some of it on the grass in a park when we didn’t have a school available.
I’ve put my Fuji Gi through some serious movement, rolling with some maniacs and getting collar repeatedly choked early on. It’s 2 years old and has gone through the wash 100+ times, and it’s just a tad lighter in color than when I first bought it.
I still use it regularly and use the jacket for pullups and grip work often.
The design is pretty standard. This is just the basic beginner Gi with no frills. Nothing to complain about, and it’s worked for years. I wouldn’t call the cut of the Gi “form-fitting,” but it fits pretty nicely.
I’m 5’8, slightly stocky, and around 175lbs, and the A3 size fits great.
Exactly what you would expect to pay for quality, well-crafted uniform for someone starting in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Anything cheaper, you could probably expect to get ripped to shreds once you start rolling.
Pros & Cons
Fuji is a mainstay martial arts brand that has been around for some time. I bought this basic Gi over 2 years ago, after my girlfriend shrunk the first one that I had for a year. This is the perfect beginner Gi for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
- Super Durable
- Great Price to product ratio
- A little Heavy for Summer months
- Not Dryer Friendly