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    You know you need this for your Gi.

    http://www.schoolscience.co.uk/content/5/chemistry/catalysis/images/biowash.jpg

    You set of back scutlers.

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    Undead Thread!

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    Holy thread resurrection Bat Man!!!

    But it certainly IS important to note that a clean gi means a happy grappling partner or a happy uke. There have been a couple of times in my karate class where I have gone WHEW!

    I was my gi after each class (unless it was a very low impact class where I don't sweat much), and usually wash my belt once a week.

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    Ugh. One time I was rolling with this guy... Nice guy, but I think he had way overbleached his Gi (I hope! Please, God...). And as you may or may not know, stale bleach can smell a bit like urine...

    At least I tapped him! ;)

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    actually this raises a question, normally i just wash my Gi with detergent(tide) after each practice(sometimes 2 if im busy or i'm lazy) and bleach it occasionally.. how often do you bleach the gi? and is there something else that can work better than bleach? (amniona, oxyclean etc?)

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    Hmm what if you'd never wash it at all... That might give you the edge you need.

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    my gi didn't smell until i washed it...now i hang it out after class and wash it when it smells, gets dirty, or some blood on it...blood?....yes blood

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    I've seen blood, a lot of it (my own), though I've never worn a gi...

    But if you need expert advice in this too (what a ,,,), I can tell you that some 'nature friendy' washing powders contain stuff which makes your clothes smell like ****.

    I'm not kidding, but sorry I can't remember the full name of the substance that does it... esp in English... (Phosphates..?) maybe not...

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    Hey, it's not a gi until it's got blood on it.

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    Here is an idea... hang your gi out in the sun to dry it. UV radiation is supposed to kill bacteria and stuff, a little dose of sunshine after a good wash might just be the thing to keep it spring fresh and not a bloody mess!

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