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Often asked: How To.Wash A Judo Gi?

Can you put a GI in the washing machine?

Wash in cold water on a gentle setting. Washing in warm or hot temperatures can shrink your gi and/or damage the collar, so wash your gi using a cold temperature. Many manufacturers like Tatami recommend washing at 30 – 40 degrees celsius / 86 – 104 Fahrenheit.

How do I clean my GI for the first time?

How to Take Care of Your Brand New Gi

  1. Do not leave your dirty gi in a bag overnight. The bag will take over all that moisture + odors and it’ll be very hard to get rid of it later.
  2. Always wash your gi in cold water, 90-100 degrees maximum.
  3. Never use bleach!
  4. Do not dry your gi in a dryer!
  5. This one is about your brand new white belt.

How do you clean a GI?

After a vigorous workout, a gi can retain sweat, oils, dirt, and odor. To clean your gi without damaging it, pretreat any stains, wash it in cold water, and then let it air dry.

Can I put my gi in the dryer?

Don’t throw them in the dryer UNLESS you’re intentionally trying to shrink it. Shrinking is not the only risk when putting your gi in the dryer. Putting it in the dryer one too many times will soften it up, and weaken it.

How many GIS should I own?

Regardless of how many times per week you train, if it is more than one, you need two Gis. The reason for this is that you need to have a fresh Gi each time you come into training.

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How do you soften judo gi?

Wash it and dry it with a dryer sheet. It won’t get ruined by going through a single drying cycle. But it will likely shrink quite a bit. Using vinegar like you do bleach would help with softening it, and it will not harm the material like a softener does.

How do I get rid of GI funk?

If your gi is super stinky, you can pre-soak it in a vinegar and water solution in your washing machine before washing it. Start with 1 or 2 cups of vinegar per gi and enough water to cover the gi (s). Use trial and error with the amount of vinegar and the time you need to soak it in order to get rid of the smell.

How long does a GI take to dry?

I wash and machine dry all of my gis. Box fan takes me about 4 hours in a dry climate. Air setting on my dryer seems to take longer. I used to buy larger gis for karate, shrink them as far as they would go, and then dry on hot every time.

Should I wash my GI belt?

If you wash your Gi after every training, like a normal person then you can wash your belt once a week, let your belt out in the sun, or just let your belt dry out of the bag. Don’t worry, your magic powers won’t go away.

How do you get stains out of GI?

Here’s a better solution:

  1. forget the baking soda.
  2. soak the gi in a water/vinegar solution.
  3. completely rinse the gi int he washing machine (no soap)
  4. Pull the gi out and pre-treat the stains.
  5. Soak the gi again in oxiclean.
  6. put the Gi back in the machine and add oxiclean.
  7. once complete, inspect.
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Is gi or no gi better?

The main difference between Gi and NoGi is the technical use of the Gi when grappling. NoGi training is much faster and more high-paced than it’s Gi counterpart. This is because in NoGi there aren’t as many ways to hold or stall an opponent while rolling.

How do you whiten a GI?

Hydrogen Peroxide is an excellent alternative to bleach and can be used successfully to whiten your gi naturally without bleach. Add about a half cup to your wash with regular detergent and your gi will come out as white as ever. Hydrogen Peroxide is also a foolproof way to remove blood from your gi.

Can you tumble dry a judo gi?

Do not tumble dry. You can fold it and make a knot with the belt to avoid entangeling with other clothes. Beware, colored belts bleed, make sure not to wash your colored belt with your white Judogi.

Do GIS shrink?

Without the hot mechanical dryer, the gi will still shrink, but not as much. If you’re this close to having your Gi be the perfect size for you, just wash it in warm water and then hang it to dry.

Can I tumble dry my BJJ Gi?

Tumble drying low is fine, if you want to tighten up the fibers, but avoid leaving it in too long. Finally, unless you want to give your gi to your kid sister, avoid drying on high heat.

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