Day three of podcast launch week! We’ve talked about submission-only vs points and how to crush weaklings. Today I spill the beans on what I think of school requiring their students to buy their gis. I talk about the Gracie Barra gis in particular, which you may remember earned a less than stellar rank in the 2011 BJJ Gi Survey Results. Have they improved since then? Listen to find out!

What I Think Of Mandatory School Gis

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