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BJJEE Gi Review: Ronin Rio Games 2016

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When Rio De Janeiro was awarded the organization of the 2016 Olympics the BJJ got all excited with hope that our sport would be included in the Olympics.

Ronin Brand, is a top of the line BJJ brand that comes from the United States and imagined what might have been the uniform for BJJ players. They came out with: The Ronin Games Rio 2016 provided by Unlimited Fightwear .

The concept of the gi is inspired by the Rio Olympic colors and those of Brazil, which makes it a pretty colorful gi.

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The specs:

Lightweight and Preshrunk with an ideal fit . Triple reinforced stitching on all stress points . The fabric is quick drying and completely breathable .
Woven 450 Mobile Pearle is an ideal compromise for competition and daily training, it is covered with beautiful embroidery.
The neck is made of Eva foam, rigid and firm, dries quickly and has anti bacterial properties suitable, wrapped in canvas 12 oz.

Size and weight
A1 50kg-68kg / 160cm-170cm
A1L 68kg-75kg / 167cm-175cm
A2 75kg-86kg / 175cm-180cm
A2L 75kg-88kg / 180cm-190cm
A3 86kg-102kg / 180cm-188cm
A3L 88kg-104kg / 188cm-193cm
A4 102kg-111kg / 182cm-193cm
A5 111kg-122kg / 188cm-200cm

I’m 1m86 and weigh 86 kilos. The A2L is half way between a A2 and a A3 and it fit me perfectly. I’ve been washing the gi at 30 degrees and it barely shrank at all.

weight for the A2L: 1,9 kilos.

Jacket & Pants

The jacket is made of great quality cotton. The pearl weave jacket is 450 gsm, which is in my opinion the ideal gi weaving for BJJ, it makes it light, soft and comfortable to wear. But lightness does not mean weakness, it is of course reinforced at all areas subject to strain during training and competitions: Armpits, back slit skirt and cuffs. There are some quality embroidery. 

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Pants have the famous Olympic triangles and another patch in the colors of Brazil, very nice and in great detail. And finally a small embroidery “Rio 2016” on the right shin. The knees are reinforced.

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Conclusion

This git is lightweight, perfectly cut and offers more intermediate sizes (A1L-A2L etc …), the finishes are excellent and the strength of the whole is undeniable! The design is the biggest plus point. It’s a good looking gi. Available for 149 euros at Unlimited Fightwear a price that is justified by the quality of the workmanship and the presence of many embroidery.

9/10.

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