If you are a regular IBJJF competitor you know how important it is to be able to pass gi check. We have all had that nerve racking minute while you find out if you’re allowed to move forward to the mat. Well now you can check your own gi at home. You can actually print your own gi checker.
Print your own gi checker
The last time I saw one of these for sale generally was with Scramble. A few years ago they did a limited run of them in wood. But I haven’t seen them on sale anywhere since. Even a quick Google did not turn up anywhere currently selling them. It looks like being able to print your own gi checker is the way to go. By using the file that the guys over at Ground Fighter have produced you can get a 3D printed gi checker. They have even provided a link to help you find somewhere to print it. I thought this was a great opportunity to be able to get hold of one of these hard to find items.
What to do
It was really easy to do. Following the instructions I downloaded the free file and emailed it to a local company that did 3D printing. You may think it would be hard to find one of these, but there is a website to help with this 3D Hubs. This website has a worldwide list of companies that do 3D printing. So if this Old Munki was able to find somewhere to print this. You guys should easily be able to handle it.
It only took about 24 hours for the confirmation to come through that it had been dispatched. When it arrive I was actually excited to see how it turned out. As you can see I picked the standard grey colour. Other colours were available. But I figured the colour doesn’t affect the way it works. The measurements all came out spot on. So it hits all the IBJJF requirements for measuring the lapel, the belt, along with the distances from the wrist and ankle. So I can confirm the file worked great.
If you want to get one of these done for yourself check out the Ground Fighter post here and simply follow the instructions they have posted. I must also say a big thank you to the Ground Fighter guys for doing this.