Gi vs. No Gi

While you can practice jiu-jitsu in any kind of non-restrictive athletic attire, you’ll find that your training sessions can be enhanced with the right clothes.  The traditional practice attire is called a Gi, which is a two-piece garment consisting of loose fitting pants and a heavy weight cotton jacket, tied with a cloth belt. No Gi attire usually consists of shorts and/or tights (a.k.a spats) and a close fitting shirt (a.k.a. rash guard).  There are benefits to training in both Gi and No Gi, so we practice using both, alternating days.

NO GI: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.

GI: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.

  • SAFETY FIRST: We are committed to the health, safety, and welfare of all our members.  When you walk through our doors, whether you stay for a day or a lifetime, you become a part of the team.  We expect that you treat every teammate with respect and commit to their wellbeing by following our studio etiquette.
  • RECOMMENDED ATTIRE: For your first class, you are welcome to wear non-restrictive athletic clothing, like a t-shirt, yoga pants, or gym shorts without pockets.  When you are ready to commit to your jiu-jitsu training, then we recommend that you invest in a Gi and No Gi attire. (See Gi vs. No Gi).  It is important to wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth during training; we provide a complimentary mouthguard when you sign up for a membership.  Lastly, for footwear, barefoot training is the norm; alternatively you can wear wrestling shoes or clean socks. For more recommendations, visit our FAQ page
  • MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS: We keep it simple so you can focus on the fun stuff.  A membership at Lexington Jiu-Jitsu & Fitness is a month to month agreement with no hidden fees. Click here to sign up.