I washed my belt.

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  1. outonbail

    outonbail Living My Dreams

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    Yesterday, my instructor told me to wash my belt.

    when i first started 18 months ago, he told me to never wash my belt, but he said he never thought it could get as dirty as mine. I should've took a picture, it was miserable, seriously. you guys ever saw a belt, covered in blood stains, ketchup, mayonaise?

    Or..even worse, i left it together in a bag with cooked chicken after a competition, the chicken got unwrapped from the plastic, and it was rubbing against my belt, so there was a whole brown spot on it. my belt even smelled like chicken.


    would you guys have washed it or just bought a new one? it was a pain in my heart to wash it, and I asked my mom to do it since i couldn't watch it going into the washing machine O_O'
     
  2. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    You should wash it all the time. End of story.
     
  3. WAR MMA

    WAR MMA White Belt

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    I wash my Gi and belt after every practice, no exceptions. seems like any dirt or bacteria that gets on the gi would also be on the belt. Belts are cheaper to replace than limbs that rot off from MRSA or some shit.
     
  4. rarmonio8920

    rarmonio8920 Purple Belt

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    To be honest, you never think to wash your belt because of "Oh it's just a belt." But your belt is susceptible to carrying bacteria just like your gi and clothes do.

    It's a tradition not to wash your belt, but when you really think about it... it's really gross to think how much bacteria an unwashed belt has over time.... especially for the guys that roll A LOT for several years.
     
  5. Chalito

    Chalito Purple Belt

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    a little blood never hurt anyone. But if my belt had chicken and ketchup stains on it...then I would wash it just because lol. Washing it ain't that big a deal.
     
  6. HardEight

    HardEight Blue Belt

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    Are you going out to eat in your gi or something?
    Why would you have food on it?
     
  7. kingwilly

    kingwilly Yellow Belt

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    Wow, 18 months of training down the drain...
     
  8. BassAckwards

    BassAckwards Brown Belt

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    thats just nasty... you are just promoting the spread of diseases by not washing. now why would you put food and a gi together?

    you need to wash it after every class imo.
     
  9. chino3

    chino3 Purple Belt

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    you sound like a gigantic slob.
     
  10. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    You should respect it a little more than that and stop getting food all over it.
     
  11. cashdude

    cashdude Blue Belt

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    Fucking pig!
     
  12. Doctor Venture

    Doctor Venture Black Belt

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    Oh no, good luck re-learning all that shit you probably forgot.
     
  13. Easto

    Easto Green Belt

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    That's disrespectful to the other people in your club.

    I wish my Gi and belt after each class. If I ended up getting a skin infection from someone at my club who came in with a dirty Gi or belt I would be pissed.
     
  14. cjlewis01

    cjlewis01 Drained Ear Belt/Paper Airplane Champ

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    Not this shit again
     
  15. Amiro

    Amiro Orange Belt

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    reminds me of when they asked me to fly without my magic feather...

    cant you just put your belt in the tumble drier or something to kill the germs?

    it might still look dirty, but at least the germs will be dead.
     
  16. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    that's a little disgusting LoL. If it was a belt without sentimental value I would have trashed it and bought another.
     
  17. Hellboy31

    Hellboy31 Brown Belt

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    Your instructor had to tell you to wash your belt? Be embarrassed, smelly kid in class.
     
  18. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    Congratulations on fulfilling basic hygiene?

    Belts should be washed on a regular basis with the rest of the gi, and everybody knows that no matter how much they try to weasel out of it with superstition. Please just be clean for everybody's sake.
     
  19. zlevflnuggets

    zlevflnuggets Blue Belt

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    I was the ts of the first "Do you wash your belt thread?" and I agree, I think this topic was done over to say the least.
     
  20. smittaayymma

    smittaayymma Green Belt

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    haha yea ketchup and mayonnaise on ur belt!?!?
     

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