So I intend to start doing a few Gi reviews as soon as I can get hold of some to review, as well as the ones I currently wear.
Well as I am sure you all know there are loads of Gi reviewers on the net the best of which is found here in my opinion meerkatsu so what am I doing bothering.
Well I intend to review the newish range of Gordo Gi’s that are around the Gi for the larger man. As it is I am 6’3” 300Lbs with a build not unlike a mountain silverback. My arm span is over 6’8” which makes it hard to get sleeves that are right with a body which is still reasonable. I have the legs thighs and hind quarters of a gorilla as befits a man my size but this can make it a tricky thing getting the right Gi in size, style, comfort and fit, also I put a hell of a lot of strain on a Gi so it has to be hardy.
Oh and I am not alone, in my gym alone there are many six foot plus guys, a couple at over 6’6” and two over 6’8” as well as four or five who tip the scales at over 18st in weight and a couple of 20st plus beasts (admittedly I am one) and most Gi reviews are by the normal human being which while great do not cater for folks built a big bigger.
So I will be starting this week with reviews of my Keiko Raca Gi and my two different Gracie Barra Gi’s the basic and the premium grade ones.
Hopefully I will be able to expand this as time goes by.
Just to update thanks to Gareth at Tatami Gi’s who is sending me this Gi to review