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    where can u put patches on a judogi?
    and also, how do u wash the gi?

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    Generally people don't put patches on judogi - that's done in BJJ. As far as washing, well I just regular wash it with fabric softener. Works for me *shrug*.

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    do u wash gis with cold water? do u put them in a dryer? do they shrink tremendously?
    what rank do u have to be to get a blue gi?
    besides the gi, if i went to judo classes twice a week, how long will it take to get a yellow belt?

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    Check with your manufacturer for washing instructions, but typically it's wash in cold and either drip dry or dry on low. Gi's tend to shrink if dried with any heat.

    Blue gi's are for competition. In high level competitions you need to have both a blue and a white gi to make it easier for judges to tell the competitors apart on the mat. It's like home and away jerseys in other sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geffcardo
    do u wash gis with cold water? do u put them in a dryer? do they shrink tremendously?
    what rank do u have to be to get a blue gi?
    besides the gi, if i went to judo classes twice a week, how long will it take to get a yellow belt?
    Largely the way you wash a gi depends on the kind you get. If it's too big, wash with hot water and dry with higher heat. If it's a little too big, or a just about right, wash in warm, and tumble dry or with light heat. There are more strategies and those are only a few.

    This will be a good resource: http://www.judoinfo.com/ques2.htm

    Do not put patches on your gi. Largely you'll look like an idiot especially for someone who is just starting.

    You do not have to be a certain rank to get a blue gi, but if you only go to class to once a week and do not compete often, what is that point? Also, there are some more traditional instructors who do not look favorably upon the blue gi, for a number of reasons.

    Getting a yellow belt (which should not and does not matter) could take a few months going to practice twice a week for about two hours a day.

    Just out of wanton curiosity, how old are you?


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    im 20 yrs old
    i was going to take bjj but i couldnt afford it, 140 a month and i dont have a job
    i go to college also
    the gi the judo sole me was a hsu gi, i went to the website but it didnt tell me anything about washing
    i found this judo class by accident but the what i like about it is its 30 bux a month but its only 2 classes per week
    heres the site:
    http://www.judoinfo.com/ejc.htm

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    If you indeed are going to the Encino Judo club keep going forever. Neil Ohlenkamp is an excellent instructor and has written one of the best Judo books for novices ever.

    I've had an Hsu gi, they shrink forever into eternity, I recommend washing with warm water and with medium heat until you have a good length, and then wash with cold water.


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    i havent seen him tho lol
    also are gis supposed to be baggy? or tight?

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    Judogis are going to be baggier than jujitsugis generally. Hsu gis tend to be even more baggy, however it is a beginners/discount gi, so frankly theres not much to complain about. They'll last a good couple of years.


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    ok thanks

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