Posted On:1/30/2005 8:49pm
OK, so I have a double weave, jiu-jitsu gi made by Atama. Its about 3 months old. I wash it twice a week, after each class. The damn thing still feels stiff as a board. I use fabric softener in the washer and I add fabric softener sheets in the dryer.
Anyone have any ideas how I can soften up my gi?
Posted On:1/30/2005 8:51pm
Style: BJJ - Homeland Security
Ask people to throw you more.
Didn't so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards
Style: Ex-TKD, BJJ, Muay Thai
Try the "Gloves, Gis, and Gear" forum instead.
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Posted On:1/30/2005 9:03pm
just use it
Wear it more than twice a week.
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Posted On:1/30/2005 9:54pm
Style: Mixed Martial Arts
Maybe you should get a Gi made out of silk or satin or some such pliance-friendly material. I hear Gi's made out of supple black leather are all the rage.
Posted On:1/30/2005 10:26pm
I do not know you want to. A stiff hard Gi is harder for your opponent to grab, it gives you an advantage.
Posted On:1/30/2005 11:43pm
A gi cannot be considered 'broken in' until it has blood on it. Preferably someone elses.
Posted On:2/14/2005 2:36am
Style: Muay Thai
My Atama double weave is usually pretty stiff after I wash it, but it softens up after I start sweating during practice.
If you want a softer gi, I'd get a Koral.
Posted On:2/14/2005 2:47am
the harder the gi the better.
I starch them before competition.
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