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Often asked: How To Wash 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.

Should I wash my gi after every use?

Do wash them after every practice. This will keep them from catching any foul odor and keep your skin a little cleaner from random infections. Some instructors will advise that you hang them and air them out to maybe get one more use out of it, however, this is not sanitary at all.

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 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.

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.

Should you wash GI before first use?

YES! You should wash all clothes before their first use, if possible. Some things like tube socks, are made almost entirely by machine. Anything that’s made partially by hand in some “cheap labor” country may be manufactured in some really dirty conditions.

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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.

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 iron a GI?

Lay the Karate Gi on the ironing board one leg at a time. The leg should be spread out over the entire length of the board with one portion hanging freely. Lay the iron gently on the Gi and move it from side to side down the length of the leg. For harder wrinkles move in a circular motion.

How do I soften my GI?

After your gi air dries, you can throw it in the dryer on the “air” or “fluff” setting with no heat for a few minutes. This will soften it up considerably.

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.

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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 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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