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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Leon, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Leon

    Leon Brown Belt

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    Do you guys wash your belt after training? I did until my trainer told me that NOBODY washes a belt after training.

    I think it's nasty because there's sweat and whatever on the belt.

    I am not training right now, but I think I'll continue to wash my belt because I think it's really nasty to have a stinky belt.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. FollowYourBliss

    FollowYourBliss Yellow Belt

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    I wash my belt. However, I don't wash it as much as the Gi. It seems the belt takes a lot longer to dry so I only wash it when I know I won't be at class for 2 or 3 days.
     
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    sleeps anywhere Yellow Belt

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    I'm not superstitious. And that's all I'm willing to say on this matter.
     
  4. KaosX

    KaosX Banned Banned

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    I have multiple belts. I hand wash them in a clean bucket with a bit of oxy clean and then let them air dry - if one is wet, I grab the other - rotate through them. I don't look hardcore because my belt is beat to hell but I'm not really concerned with that.
     
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    FREAK656 Yellow Belt

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    Dude...seriously...
     
  6. akdms

    akdms Blue Belt

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    I usually do once every two times I train, or if the belt is especially bad that day. My belt is fading like crazy though. Not sure that it's going to last me two years until my next promotion.
     
  7. Leon

    Leon Brown Belt

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    My belt got shorter,too. At least 5 cm. But I prefer washing it and buying a new one when it gets too short.
     
  8. s4ca

    s4ca Yellow Belt

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    Once a week
     
  9. Wandgun

    Wandgun Orange Belt

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    I try to wash it every time. Think about the poor guy whos face is getting mashed against a nasty dirty belt.
     
  10. Easto

    Easto Green Belt

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    Why do you wash your Gi?
    - It's dirty
    - It stinks
    - It's covered in, sweat, blood, bacteria, everything else from the gym floor, etc

    How do you manage to get all that crap on your Gi but not on your belt?

    WASH YOUR BELT
     
  11. gocubs1815

    gocubs1815 Black Belt

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    never.

    But then again I only train with the gi like half the time
     
  12. Toastytoy

    Toastytoy Brown Belt

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    never

    it washes away your knowledge of jiu jitsu
     
  13. BigStaff

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    Never.... Mine doesn't stink.
     
  14. Knuckles69

    Knuckles69 Purple Belt

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    I wash mine when there is some mat-herp going around.
     

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