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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Hellboy31, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Hellboy31

    Hellboy31 Brown Belt

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    I'm trying to retool my training schedule to fit in a few more sessions.

    I do about 60% gi, 40% no gi

    On Mondays I would have one gi session in the morning (about an hour) and another at night (about two hours). Just want to get some opinions here...

    Is it ok to roll twice in one day with the same gi? I always wash the gi after every session but since I'm going to be at work in between the two training sessions, getting the gi washed and dried before my night class is going to be pretty impossible. Do I really need to bring two gis with me when I leave the house on Monday or is this no big deal. Feedback appreciated.
     
  2. chris1190

    chris1190 Orange Belt

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    OMG please don't do that to your training partners! Either get that one gi washed and dried in time or get two gis, rolling with someone in a dirty gi is just disgusting.
     
  3. Dead Roman

    Dead Roman Orange Belt

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    Buy yourself a few more gi's and consider it a gift to your new dedication. I would also buy a few more sets of compression shorts and stuff if you wear em.
     
  4. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    You wear the same gi twice, and you deserve to be choked unconscious.
     
  5. platfox

    platfox Silver Belt

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    You gotta do a load of laundry everyday (well I hope you do anyways) whether its one gi or two so why not just use two?
     
  6. gannas

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    Depends on how much you sweat really. Some days I dont sweat very much and the GI is dry by the evening class and doesnt smell. We have one or two guys that no matter what after one use their gi must be washed because it smells so bad and they sweat buckets.

    The worse thing is to leave your gi in the trunk of the car then try to use it the next day....
     
  7. KahleyTriangles

    KahleyTriangles Blue Belt

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    Buy 1 more gi.
     
  8. Bain

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    Well said.
     
  9. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    No. No. No.

    Fungus/skin diseases etc live on the mat. Wash the gi after every use. There is no if/and/but to this. If you take a class, wash the gi before the next use.
     
  10. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Bring two gis. An 8-hour workday is PLENTY of time for your gi to grow some nasty funk while sitting in your gym bag.

    Given how much I sweat when I train, I would never even think of putting my cold, soaking wet, smelly gi back on for a second class later in the day
     
  11. dat1978

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    wow, you can't be serious. you really think that washing your gi is really about the smell first and foremost? smh. i mean, you only have 1 pair of underwear too?

    to the original poster, get a 2nd gi. you can get a very good gi for under $100. there's been plenty of posts about such gi's made recently so do a search.
     
  12. Hellboy31

    Hellboy31 Brown Belt

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    Hahah alright, I get the point.

    I actually have two gis, the problem is really bringing both of them with me. One gi plus my change of clothes (for after the gym) usually fills my backpack to the breaking point. Just going to have to get a bigger bag. Thanks for the feedback guys.
     
  13. nkkny1

    nkkny1 Yellow Belt

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    This is why I enjoy no gi classes. If I do a double I try to do one gi and one no gi later. It's much easier to bring extra rash guards :icon_chee

    Or...if there is no option to take a no-gi class, how about bringing a light summer weight gi? Definitely saves you some room.
     
  14. An end for

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    Well, take it for what it's worth, but here in Brazil, some people just do that. Some people just wash their gis at the weekend. But here, the most you can get from that is a "yuck dude's disgusting" and the occasional fur
     
  15. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    Well, if you just leave the gi on between sessions you're technically only wearing it once. Problem solved.
     
  17. gannas

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    LOL I agree but ironically when we trained in Brazil that was the norm. After every class they just hung their Gi's out in the sun and wore them again that night. We had atleast two Gi's and the only way to wash them was by hand. Unless we were willing to go to the cleaners to have them washed and dried or do it ourselves at the washateria (which is expensive) Having said that I asked them if they worried about ringworm and such and they said that was super rare. Even in the gyms in the North part of Rio (favelas) they can barely afford 1 gi and certainly no washing machine or dryer.

    I have 18 Gi's, but unfortunately baggage space only allowed me to take 2 to Brazil because i bought two more while I was there to bring back home.
     
  18. Disastorm

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    i agree with this guy, u should just wear the gi to work.
     
  19. curb1850

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    LMAO... wear it to chipotle and then guillotine the guys who make fun of you.
     
  20. MMAR15

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    So.......just to make a counter point: What if there was only 30 minutes in between classes....would it be ok then?

    How much time has to elapse before it's "gross"?
     

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