Koral MKM Gi Review 2017

Review

This Koral gi is a common sight in BJJ competitions all around, other most common gis being a Shoyoroll or a Atama. You also see top fighters such as Rodolfo Vieira, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida and Michael Langhi competing in this gi.

This Gi is a good value for the money and while it is a very plain outfit, it ticks all of the boxes when it comes to performance. This is an example of a gi that does not require any fancy features to make it shine, it simply does the job at hand.

Design

Koral has just released the brand new version of their flagship GI the MKM. The Koral MKM Pro Competition GI to give it its full name is by far Korals best GI to date. With all of the new brands popping up over the last year or 2 the older version of the MKM was starting to look a bit dated. The new design brings it right up to date.

Single weave Ultra light weight Pearl Weave fabric is perfect for summer training, competitions, or just because you want a light comfortable gi. Koral says that this single weave gi is more durable than other single weave kimonos

My first impressions of the MKM were very good. The stitching is always very clean with Koral gi’s. The patches are really nice and set it apart from the standard Classic gi.

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Product

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Fit

Single weave Ultra light weight Pearl Weave fabric is perfect for summer training, competitions, or just because you want a light comfortable gi.

This gi is brilliantly made even though there are a few things wrong with the placement of the patches the stitching is great, it’s 100% pre shrunk cotton which makes it lightweight and it’s a very comfortable fit for a Gi.

Size Chart

Height

Weight(LBS)

Size

5’2”- 5’5” 110-140 A-1
5’5”- 5’9” 140-170 A-2
5’9”- 6’1” 170-200 A-3
6’0”- 6’4” 200-250 A-4
6’0”- 6’4” 225-275 A-5
6’2”- 6’6” 250-300 A-6

Durability

The Koral MKM Competition GI is a high performance kimono designed for world class competition as well as hardcore jiu-jitsu training. This gi features a combination of lightness, but it is not so thin that your opponents can grip you easily. As with all Koral gi’s the collar is made of a vulcanized rubber so that it does not absorb sweat and does not promote the growth of mold or mildew. The jacket is made with 1 piece of fabric (no seam in the back) for strength, comfort and durability.

Jacket

The collar and lapel of the MKM appears to be a bit thicker than those found with many classic BJJ gis on the market today. At the same time, the fit of the MKM is similar to what online Koral gi reviews express. The weight and weave are identical outside of the collar and feel a bit more rigid with the MKM.

It has a bit more of a competition cut meaning it’s a bit thinner in certain areas with a shorter skirt making it more competitive. The original Koral competition gi! Jacket is made with one piece of fabric with no seam in the back, providing strength, comfort and durability. EVA foam rubber collar keeps it soft, helps the gi dry faster and helps prevent bacteria and fungus from developing.

Koral MKM Gi black

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MKM Pro Competition Series Gis are approved for all CBJJF and IBJJF tournaments.

Pants

As soon as we put on the Koral Gi pants we definitely felt as though they were a lot more ‘traditional’ than others we have tried. One of the things we found with these pants is it was a lot easier for people to control our legs and pass.

The one downside was that there is no drawstring so that the pants can be adjusted.

Conclusion

The Koral MKM is a fun and practical gi to invest in. There are issues with the pants in terms of breathability, but overall the weight is good and the material is good quality for the price you will pay for this gi. As you can tell, we were not completely blown away by this design, but there are no huge complaints that would put you off buying if you feel that this outfit would suit you.