Gi patches: is it disrespectful?

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  1. EvilStyle

    EvilStyle White Belt

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    Hello,

    Would it be considered disrespectful to wear a patch on your gi to another school?
    For example: if one wears a Royce Gracie patch at another BJJ dojo, is that considered a sign of disrespect? Thanks for the reply!
     
  2. gotobread

    gotobread Purple Belt

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    Do you think it's disrespectful?

    Because I can assure you that some instructors will care and others won't.
     
  3. bubkusjones

    bubkusjones Brown Belt

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    Are you going to be there a while or is this a drop-in scenario and it's only going to be a week or couple classes?
     
  4. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    Just check association, and make sure its not an in-town rival.

    You should always have one gi w/o patches IMO
     
  5. EvilStyle

    EvilStyle White Belt

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    I just joined a BJJ Dojo and I'm planning to be there for a while. I have 2 white Atama gi's and one of them I paired up with an Atama Royce Gracie pants. I never trained with Royce, but I am a big fan. Personally, I don't think it's disrespectful, but others might and being that I'm the new guy I definitely don't want to get off on the wrong foot.
     
  6. risingD

    risingD Guest

    I ve got the patch of my school on the back, an alliance patch, but also got the patch of our friend school on the same gi (hugo fevrier's tropa de elite)
     
  7. Ls1PWR

    Ls1PWR White Belt

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    go there and give it a try, ask the instructor before u get on the mat if its ok with him. if he says no, ask if he will make an exception for just 1 class then go home and use a seam ripper on it ($4 at walmart). if you dont want to take the patch off, you can buy a superior pair of Shoyoroll's for $35 at budovideos.com.
     
  8. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Green Belt

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    It really depends on the school/instructor. Call and ask.
     
  9. Stun Gun

    Stun Gun Green Belt

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    ask your instructor
     

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