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  1. tsname is offline

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    Posted On:
    5/05/2008 11:36pm


     Style: BJJ

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    Takin' care of (Gi) Business

    I did a search on washing the gi, but my question is what I should be doing in between washings. I hang them, but is it ok to use Febreeze? I two kinds; Regular and Anti-Microbial Febreeze, which do you recommend I use? I just want to make sure that aside from rolling, I'm not doing any unecessary damage to the gi.

    Thanks
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    5/05/2008 11:46pm

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    yikes. wash your gi. get a second one if you need another in your rotation.

    inexpensive but durable quality gis:
    http://kodokangear.com/ko-fuji-jj.html
    http://howardliu.com/catalog/bjj/single.htm
    http://siriuskimonos.com/kimonos.html
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    Posted On:
    5/06/2008 12:38am


     Style: BJJ/MMA

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    the fuji gis work really well too.
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    Posted On:
    5/06/2008 12:49am


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I wash my Gi after every session.

    When I get home (after a 30 minute drive) it's still wet and dirty looking.

    Isoak that sucker for half an hour, then put it in the washing machine, hang it out overnight, and the next day, it's good to go. Don't put it in the dryer unless it's new and you want to shrink it in.
  5. vinhthekid is offline

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    Posted On:
    5/06/2008 1:35am


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    that's only when you livei n your own house. it's a bitch to wash it every day when you use a laundromat.
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    Posted On:
    5/06/2008 2:56am


     Style: bjj, boxing, ex-iwama ryu

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    I remember a mate was over and we were watching a Yuki Nakai DVD. For one technique, the training partner was wearing a brown gi. My friend remarked that this was awesome, as you wouldn't have to wash it nearly as much! (to all but the OP, take this comment about as seriously as this thread...)
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    Posted On:
    5/06/2008 3:25am


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I wash my gi after every session.

    Doing it less often is disgusting, no matter what the excuse.
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    Posted On:
    5/06/2008 4:11am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Wash it after every session. Saving time, money or whatever is really not worth it when put against the risk of staph, not to mention you don't want to be the smelly one nobody wants to roll with.

    Best option is to have several gis you can cycle between, washing at a low temperature (I wash mine at 30 degrees on the delicates setting), meaning that you can hang them up to dry in between sessions. I'd suggest at least three.
  9. Hex is offline

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    Posted On:
    5/06/2008 6:39am


     Style: Hapkido, Judo

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    In Judo, I wash my gi after every session, but I fear I'm the only one in my class who does. :neutral:
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    Posted On:
    5/06/2008 6:46am

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     Style: Improv comedy

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    Buy a good gi regardless of the cost. I bought a Koral that was preshrunk, for a while I washed it on it's own with a cup of vinegar included to keep it nice and blue, but I am a sweaty fucker and lazy so I just wash and dry and it's fading :( but still fits perfect.
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