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Why Are There Different BJJ Gi’s And What Separates Them

There are several different BJJ Gi’s and hundreds of companies making them these days. And each Brand seems to offer you something new or different as well. The main types of Gi’s you will find on the market are Gold Weave, Pearl Weave, Lightweight or Ultra Lightweight and Competition.

Gold Weave

Gold Weave is just a heavyweight Gi. It is made from the thickest materials and will be the heaviest Gi you can buy. The benefits of a thicker, heavier Gi are that it becomes harder for people to grab you. Mainly the insides of your wrists and your lapel. This can stop people from controlling you or choking you. Here is the Hayabusa Goorudo 3 Gold Weave Jiu Jitsu Gi, its made with 550-gsm gold spec-weave material, which basically means its stitching is very thick and heavy.

Goorudo 3 Gold Weave Jiu Jitsu Gi in blue

Pearl Weave

The Pearl Weave is a slightly lighter option than the Gold Weave. The main difference is that this Gi allows a better freedom of movement over the Gold Weave. It’s also lighter which means you can move faster. Hayabusa’s Shinju 3 Pearl Weave Jiu Jitsu Gi is made from 500-gsm pearl weave material so you can see the stitching is lighter than the Gold Weave. You can see the Shinju Gi below.

Shinju 3 Pearl Weave Jiu Jitsu Gi in black

Lightweight

The Lightweight Option will be the lightest Gi you can get your hands on. Some companies will refer to this as Ultra Lightweight but they are both the same thing. The Hayabusa Lightweight Jiu Jitsu Gi is Ultra Lightweight for Ease of Movement and Constructed with a 420-gsm Pearl Weave Cotton so it is significantly lighter than both the Gold and Pearl. If you want to find out more about the new Hayabusa Lightweight Gi then click here.

Lightweight Jiu Jitsu Gi in green

Competition Gi

And finally a competition Gi gives you the thickness of a Gold Weave Gi to make it harder for your opponent to grab you and the lightness of a Lightweight Gi so you can weight in without being worried about your weight. The Hayabusa Pro Lightweight Gi is constructed with a 350-gsm pearl weave cotton. This means it weighs about the same as the Lightweight Gi but has the Thickness of the Pear Weave. The ultimate Competition Gi.

Hayabusa's Different BJJ Gi's in white

Why we need different BJJ Gi’s

It is good to have several different types of BJJ Gis as it provides variety. It gives people the ability to pick the perfect Gi for themselves and there training. If someone was to be able to move as fast as possible they will need a Lightweight Gi as they are designed for ease of movement. Others may not have the agility to move around the mats fast and instead prefer to go on their backs and a heavyweight may be better for them as its harder for people to grab and control you.
Hopefully, this article has taught you something new and helped you understand more about different BJJ Gi’s. If you like the look of any of the Gi’s you have seen here or want to find out more about them, then click here.

Hayabusa’s New Lightweight Gi Colours Look Unbelievable

We have really outdone ourselves this time with our new lightweight Gi. It is available today and you are going to want to take a look for yourself. In addition to our existing lightweight Gi’s, we thought we would add some more colours and a bit more spice to the range. Meticulous attention to detail guarantees perfection in every aspect of its design. No aspect was overlooked.

New Lightweight Gi Design

Available in three new colours, this ultra Lightweight Gi has been specifically designed for ease of movement without restriction. The jacket is constructed with a 420-gsm Pearl Weave cotton which means that it is as light as possible while still keeping its strength. The pants are made from a cotton-polyester blend of 8oz Ripstop which gives them superior strength and durability. We also decided to add reinforced stress areas throughout the Gi so you can train as hard as you want without having to worry about it ripping. We have added a few patches and some embroidery. Intricately stitched and detailed for both function and style.

Fit & Feel

Made using pearl weave our new lightweight Gi was crafted to deliver a customized fit with unmatched comfort and most of all the durability needed for you to roll every day and push your limits.

new lightweight gi in black and gold

Performance

Constructed for the devoted practitioner. This gi delivers what athletes need for the most intense training and competition. Its ultra lightweight nature means you don’t have to worry about weigh-ins, at just over 1.5kgs this Gi won’t be the reason you miss weight. For that reason, its perfect for competitions and its thin nature means its perfect for training in summer as it will keep you from overheating. Ultimate comfort and manoeuvrability was our main aim. So test yourself and let us worry about your Gi.

new lightweight gi in green

Craftsmanship

First of all, our attention to detail guarantees no aspect of this gi was overlooked. Only the finest kinds of cotton have been used. Intricate stitching and detailing as well as a tailored cut, all ensure this Gi demands the same attention your game does.

new lightweight gi in stone white

WHY WE MADE OUR GI

The rise to excellence. Being better today than yesterday. These are goals that both Hayabusa and the Jiu-Jitsu practitioner strive to achieve. With hand-crafted designs using only premium materials and state of the art manufacturing. You can expect perfection when you roll in Hayabusa. Available in Black/Gold, Green and Stone White. We only hope you like these Gi’s as much as we do. Click here to see them. And if you need a new rashguard to go with your Gi why not have a look at our Haburi range. Which you can find here.

How Long Does It Take To Get A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the newest martial arts around. And still in its infancy when compared to other martial arts. It has come such a long way in a relatively short space of time though and is now one of the most prominent disciplines. Developed by Carlos and Hélio Gracie. It was formed from Kodokan Judo that was taught to the Gracies by students like Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake. The brothers eventually created Brazilian jiu-jitsu and it came to be its own martial art. Today I will talk you through getting your BJJ Black belt.

A Brief History

An adaptation of judo and jujutsu, it took the best aspect of both sports and left some of the less effective parts behind and through the experimenting and practising BJJ was born. There are currently 5 belts for students over 16 and 4 for anyone younger. These are White, Yellow, Orange and Green for children and each belt will require four stipes before you can progress to the next level. There has recently been a new colour, grey, added but not all gyms count this.

kids belts

For adults, it goes White, Blue, Purple, Brown and Black. Similar to the juvenile system, you will need to get four stripes before you move on to the next belt generally speaking.

What Sets BJJ Apart From Other Arts

The main difference between BJJ and other martial arts is the time it takes to get your black belt. The generally accepted rule in the community is that it takes 10 years to finally get your belt. Which also works well with the theory that 10 years of training or 10000 hours of deliberate practice are needed to become world-class in any field. It is also up to the instructor to decide if a student is ready for a promotion.

White Belt

White belt is where every new Brazilian jiu-jitsu student starts there adventure. This will be there hardest part of your journey as in the beginning you will have no knowledge and you will pretty much be playing defence for the first few months. Once you get a few submissions down, learn a sweep or two and a few more new guys join you will start to get into the hang of things. If you keep training and showing progress then you should aim for a stripe every 6 months but that is completely at your instructor’s discretion.

Time To Blue Belt: 2 Years

Blue Belt

Blue belt is the second rank in BJJ and this is where you will start to have some fun. You will have new people coming through your gm all the time and lots of new guy means lots of fun. You can start to practise those moves that you have just learned during technique and not worry about being smashed every roll from now on. The IBJJF does states that you must remain a blue belt for a minimum of 2 years before moving onto your Purple. This does not mean that it will take you 2 years though. This is more for dedicated students who train multiple times every day. Blue will be the longest part of your journey and you should hope to get a stripe every 9 months. This is normally the state that separates the people doing it for fun and the more serious students.
You also have to be at least 16 years old to receive a blue belt.

Time To Purple Belt: 3.5 Years

Purple Belt

Purple belt is the where you will start to get respect for the rest of your student. You will get white belts asking you for advice and you can start to discuss new moves and techniques with the higher belts. This is where can start to practise all of those crazy moves you have been watching on YouTube and actually pull them off. Once again The IBJJF requires you to train for a minimum of 1.5 years before you can get your brown. And once again unless you live in the gym this probably won’t be for you. You should get you stripes faster at Purple and aim for one every 6-8 months this time.
The IBJJF requires you to be at least 16 years old and before you can get your purple belt.

Time To Brown Belt: 2.5 Years

Brown Belt

Brown belt is where you pretty much start doing whatever you want with white belts. Most beginners will not be able to come close to tapping you so to still get the most out of your fights you can start to put yourself in challenging situations. Let them pass your guard or get mount on you and try to fight your way back. The IBJJF requires you to remain a brown belt for a minimum of 1 year. Anything for 1-2 year is seen as good at this stage though. Brown belt normally requires five years of dedication and a huge chunk of your time, money and determination, but its all worth it.
You will also need to be at least 18 years old.

Time To Black Belt: 1.5 Years

Black Belt

Well, guys, you have finally made it. Your journey is still not complete though. You may finally have the belt you have been lusting after for the past decade but you still have so much more to learn. You are now at the top of the pyramid and for every 10,000 people that start the sport, only one will get the top honour. Not many people in the world have what you have now. You are now in an elite club which compels respect.
The IBJJF requires that a student be at least 19 years old.

After Black Belt

Every promotion to a new degree in the black belt starts from the day you get promoted. The first, second and third degree will be awarded after three years. The fourth, fifth and sixth grades will take 5 years each. The seventh and eighth will take 7 years each and that is then classes as your red and black belt. The ninth degree or red belt as its known can only be applied for after 10 years. There is also a tenth grade which was given only to the pioneers of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Gracie brothers: Carlos, Oswaldo, George, Gaston and Helio.

after black belt

I hope you enjoyed this article and found it useful. Hopefully, there will be some more soon which you can have a look at.

Mizuchi 2.0 Shorts And Rashguard

Hayabusa’s Limited Edition Mizuchi 2.0 range has been engineered as a second skin to keep your body dry, comfortable and protected. For that reason, it provides athletes with a precise fit for completely unrestricted movement. This advanced compression which has been designed with Titanium which helps to optimize your body temperature. Supporting circulation and maintain maximum muscle function as a result. It has been engineered with cutting-edge textiles to exceed the requirements of elite athletes. And features Hayabusa’s proprietary CombatTech™ fabric for the toughest of battles

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Rashguard

The Mizuchi rashguard is optimised compression which maximises athletic performance. It’s a fully breathable rash with thermoregulating and wicking properties which help to keep you cool in summer and warm in the winter. It will also help keep the sweat off you. Designed with a professional athletic pattern for unmatched fit and comfort and including a silicone waistband to keep the rashguard securely in place and stop it riding up while you are training. We have only used the highest quality stitching and craftsmanship on this rash. We even incorporated Titanium into this rashguard which helps to optimize your body temperature. Above all else, we only hope you like the Mizuchi design as much as we do. And for those who don’t know what it means, why not Google it to find out more about the Japanese Water Dragon.

Mizuchi rash

Shorts

The Mizuchi 2.0 Shorts are the highest performing competition fight short ever created. These shorts continue to evolve in comfort, quality and fit, with each new series we bring out. Synonymous with performance, the shorts set the professional standard for all others on the market to be measured by. Our best-selling short have been sported by some of the top fighters around the world. And the majority of organizations in MMA, No-Gi Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing and Muay Thai. The Guardlock2™ inner grip on the waistband guarantees a strong, secure fit and means you won’t have to worry about them falling down while you are training.

Mizuchi shorts

Both of our products have been engineered with cutting-edge textiles to exceed the requirements of elite athletes and features Hayabusa’s exclusive Ti-22™ Titanium coated fibres. These not only sound cool but will also improve your performance because they help regulate your body temperature. Making sure you don’t overheat which in turn maximises muscle function. Unfortunately, we don’t have any Mizuchi compression pants or shorts, for that reason you may want to take a look at our Haburi line. Which you can find here.

Mizuchi top and bottoms

WHY WE MADE THE MIZUCHI SERIES

Designed to go anywhere your battles take you, this series exceeds the standards of the world’s most demanding athletes. Synonymous with performance, the Hayabusa Mizuchi line is a representation of uncompromised excellence.

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Hexagon Fight Shorts, Perfect For Any Athlete

The newest addition to the Hayabusa Range is the Hexagon shorts. We decided to go in a new direction with these though and instead of making them discipline specific we have designed these to be perfect for any athlete. They are ideal for running, boxing, MMA, crossfire and fighting.

Hexagon Fight Shorts

Hayabusa Hexagon Shorts Features

These shorts have been engineered to push your performance limits, just like you do as an athlete.
They have been designed specifically for ease of movement, you will be without restriction when you put these on and that’s exactly why they are perfect for all sport and every athlete.
The inner grip around the waistband will help to lock them in place and stop them moving or falling down while you are training.
They have been built strong and rugged for the most rigorous training, so don’t worry about getting them messy.

The Hayabusa Experience

They have been build with the most rugged textiles and hardware, an unmatched stretch panel, reinforced seams to stop them falling apart and silicone waistband to keep them in place. This all comes together flawlessly for the ultimate performance short. They can be used for boxing or MMA and are therefore highly regarded as some of the best fight shorts on the market today. They are made of 100% Polyester and the uniquely designed shorts are available in black or grey. Designed for maximum comfort and an unimpeded range of motion. You won’t have any regrets when you buy these shorts. They have been engineered with cutting-edge textiles to exceed the requirements of athletes of all levels. Keep your shorts locked in place with the inner grip waistband guaranteeing a strong, secure fit.

Hexagon Fight Shorts

Why We Made It

They have been designed to go anywhere that your battles take you. They exceed the standards of the world’s most demanding athletes. Synonymous with performance, Hayabusa fight shorts are a representation of uncompromised excellence. So whether you’re striking or grappling, OCR or cross-fit, even lifting or cardio. These beasts will let you do it all. These shorts will also go perfect with our Haburi range, which you can find here. And luckily for you we have just got them back in stock.

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Haburi 2.0 Compression Tops Now Back In Stock

Here at Hayabusa, we wanted to add a rashguard to our range. It had to have all of the attributes of our best gear but with a lower price tag. And that’s exactly what we have done. The Haburi compression line has all of the key features of our best sellers. It comes with a more simplistic design while still making it clear that it is a Hayabusa product.

It provides you with a body forming fit that delivers easy, unrestricted movement. And it has been engineered as a second skin with thermo-regulating tech. This will help to keep you cool and dry, ensuring comfort even under the most strenuous training.

haburi 2.0 compression tops

One of its keys features is the thermo-regulating tech that it has been made out of. This helps to optimise your body temperature. So you don’t overheat in summer and it keeps you warm in winter. Allowing you to maintain maximum muscle function and improved performance.

SUPERIOR PROTECTION

Providing superior protection. Haburi rashguards are designed to work as a second skin, protecting you against cuts, scrapes, and rashes during combat. The inner silicone banding around the waist will keep you compression locked down. As a result, it won’t ride up as you move to expose you to injury. And the reinforced stitching will ensure unsurpassed durability, so no holes or loose stitching.

ATHLETIC FIT

The Haburi range comes with an athletic fit which as a result means unmatched fit and comfort. Each Haburi rashguard uses a professional athletic pattern made from a polyester elastane mix for great fit and comfort. This range has been crafted from a fully breathable fabric. The thermoregulating and wicking features will ensure your muscles are engaged and warm while keeping your skin and body dry.

DURABLE

Even though these tops are lightweight they are also very durable and like all of the products we make, we only use the highest quality stitching and craftsmanship. Believe us when we say this rashguard can withstand anything.

haburi 2.0 compression tops

WHY WE MADE OUR COMPRESSION GEAR

Designed to go anywhere your battles take you. This compression exceeds the standards of the world’s most demanding athletes. Synonymous with performance, the Hayabusa compression line is a representation of uncompromised excellence. You won’t be able to train just wearing our Haburi range though and that’s why our Hexagon shorts are so popualr. You will be able to find them here. And luckily for you we have just got them back in stock.

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