Thread: The Blue Judogi
4/17/2011 1:12am, #51
4/17/2011 1:43am, #52
- Join Date
- Jan 2009
- Sainte-Foy, Quebec
I know for a fact that junior provincial-level shiai here require a blue gi.
As usual, Quebec does everything wrong.
There definitely seems to be a variety of views on this. My club isn't that highly competitive (we can muster maybe 10 at one tournament out of our ~60 members), but I think most of our yudansha have at some point or another have worn blue onto the mat, and I've seen a blue gi with each colored belt. I don't want to give the impression that we're a fifty-fifty split or anything; if a practice has 30 people, maybe 3 or 4 will have blue. Though, I do take your point, in that white simply has no disadvantages outside of tournaments, while blue has a good number.
If you're the type of person to not care much about others and you like the color then by all means get a blue gi. Advantages include less visible blood stains and dirty handprints won't show up on it either. I personally don't think the color of what people will grasp on and throw you with is of that much importance. There is a vocal minority that cares enough to complain about the color of your gi and what you wear underneath it. If you want to know how far it can go I suggest searching topics on JudoForum about "blue gi" and "wearing a t-shirt underneath the gi".
If you care about this kind of childish bickering then don't wear a blue gi unless you must. If you don't, wear what you want as long as it's reasonable.
Last edited by kikoolol; 4/17/2011 1:59am at .
4/17/2011 10:24am, #53
Blue gi requirement is up to the tournament organizers in provinces, unless the provincial governing body has a set policy.
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