With BJJ sizing you might notice that some of the weights and heights cross over between sizes on the size charts. This is where the confusion starts when someone is trying to pick a size. For example someone who is 5ft 9” but 78kg would fall between an A1 and A2. What size would you go for?  In most cases you are better off going with a size that will fit you better in the body even if it means the sleeves and trousers are slightly too short for you. This is because it will look and feel better on you when you are rolling in it. If you go for the height over the weight it might fit in the length but it would fit very baggy, which can look awful and also be a nightmare to train in because of the excess material and looseness of it to your body.

 

CORE BJJ Uniforms

When choosing your bjj or judo uniform size consider the following: Height, Build, Shrinkage*

For example if you are 180cm-185cm tall and of average build, purchase an A3 uniform.

Size A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7
Height (feet) 5'3 - 5'7 5’6 - 5’9 5'9 - 6'2 6'0 - 6'4 6'0-6'6 6'2-6'6 6'7
Weight (kgs) 50 - 65 65 - 86 86 - 96 96 - 110 110 - 125 125 - 150 150+

 

GR1PS BJJ Uniforms

Size A0 A1 A2 A3 A4
Height (feet) 5'0 - 5'4 5'4 - 5'7 5'6 - 5'11 5'9 - 6'1 6'0 - 6'5
Weight (kgs) 45 - 50 50 - 65 65 - 80 80 - 95 95 - 115

 

ADIDAS BJJ Uniforms

Size A0 A1 A2 A3 A4
Height (feet) 5'0 - 5'4 5'4 - 5'7 5'6 - 5'11 5'9 - 6'1 6'0 - 6'5
Weight (kgs) 45 - 50 50 - 65 65 - 80 80 - 95 95 - 115

 * Shrinkage on a BJJ or judo uniform *should* be negligible as they are usually pre-shrunk, however, cotton/canvas can shrink up to 5-10% if hot-washed and hot-dried. We NEVER recommend hot washing or drying your uniform. 

 

Martial Arts Belt Sizing (double-wrap)

Choosing the right Martial Arts belt size:

If you wear a A3 uniform then you could reasonably expect to wear a size 5 belt. Given the wide variation in people’s waist sizes, use the following formula to more accurately work out the correct belt size for you.

Decide how low you want the belt to hang down, e.g. 3cm longer than your jacket length. Now measure your waistline with your uniform on, and calculate:
(Waistline cm x 2) + (hang length cm x 2) + 30cm for knot = belt length

For example, with a 98cm waist and a jacket that is 29cm long, you would calculate:
(98cm x 2) + (32cm x 2) + 30cm = 290cm = size 6 belt

Note for single-wrap styles, do not multiply the waistline measurement by 2. If the calculation does not quite work out to an exact belt size, go a little longer – belts can shrink a little over time, or can be shortened.

Use the chart below to help make your decision. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us. 

Belt Size 0/180 1/200 2/220 3/240 4/260 5/280 6/300 7/320
Belt Length (cm) 180 200 220 240 260 280 300 320

How to properly wear your martial arts belt:

The belt sits on your hips, below the waistband of your pants. The belt goes around your waist and hangs down to the front, with both sides being an even length. Ask your Instructor what method of tying your belt is appropriate for you. There are many tutorials available on the web.

 

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