I tried searching for a similar thread on this before someone asks but came up with nothing. I was wondering what gi users think about showing up to another school with your competition patch on your gi. On one hand people may think you are "showing the flag" of your school and being disrespectul of the school that you are visiting. On the other, not to wear one and borrowing a school gi does allow a lot of people to sandbag and or not really say what rank you are or your competition level of that belt. Still on another, well not hand, but interpretation is that you have no pride in your school. I train with Relson and compete for the Relson Gracie Competition Team so it is on my jacket or top, but when I go to the judo school to train takedowns people point and stare but the blackbelt teaching me tells me its cool. I feel uneasy but would hate to buy a Professional Mizuno judo gi because with shipping to Hawaii its about $300! Holy cow! I wonder what kind of reaction I am going to get when I go to Europe with my gi top and patch. So gi users, please tell me of your experiences or feelings on the subject. Thanks in advance.