Washing Your Gi...How often?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by BJJob, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. BJJob

    BJJob White Belt

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    I was wondering how often some of you wash your GI. I wash my after every single use but most people where i train seem to wash theirs seldom if ever. I think its just foul to wear anything you work out in more than once between washings especially something GI that soaks up not only your sweat but who's ever you roll with too.

    Maybe its my OCD talking but I really don't see how anyone could wear an unwashed gi that smells worse than a Mexican jail. Idk if any of you know what a Mexican Jail smells like consider your self fortunate
     
  2. RocksUrSocks

    RocksUrSocks Yellow Belt

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    You don't have OCD. You're doing the right thing. Keep your Gi smelling fresh and refuse to train with those who's gi doesn't. I'm proud to say that a girl complimented me on how good my gi smelled while we did arm triangle drills.
     
  3. Vector_X

    Vector_X Brown Belt

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    Every other training session is how often I wash the gi. I immediately let it air dry after using it though on the first time and if I did not have the ability to do this I would wash it every session.
     
  4. PSJJJJ

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    If I train 4 days a week, I try to wash it 1-2 times. However the old girl does get a load of fabreeze and a quick tumble dry before every practice. I have 3 pairs of pants though, so theres less to worry about on the bottom half.
     
  5. Simco

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    If you train four days a week you need more than one gi you stinky ape.
     
  6. PSJJJJ

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    You should smell my rashguard.
     
  7. Amar

    Amar Feelin' Froggy? Leap

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    after every class
     
  8. Cango

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    This isnt a discussion. The answer is after every class. Staph is a serious risk. If we just start rolling and your gi smells, I will totally stand up and stop rolling, even if it means having to sit out myself. Theres no reason *not* to wash your gi every day. Throw it in the wash after class, and either hang it outside if its warm out, or hang it up and put a fan in front of it.
     
  9. vicodin

    vicodin Yellow Belt

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    You should be washing your gi after every class... Unless you want to be the douche bag who breeds and transmits fungal and staph infections...
     
  10. RedDog**

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    I roll with stinky fucks all the time. I'd reccomend washing and getting some gis in rotation.
     
  11. NinjaKilla187

    NinjaKilla187 Blue Belt

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    Start printing off pictures of peoples staph infections and ringworm and taking them to class, hand them around and explain where these things come from. Wash every piece of gear you use after every time you use. Use Kenshield. Take a long hot soapy shower immediately after practice. Don't roll with dirty fuckers.
     
  12. KickBoxer23

    KickBoxer23 Blue Belt

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    I wash mine after every class, if it is not washed than I will not go to class with a dirty gi.
     
  13. Deloitte

    Deloitte Blue Belt

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    Wash it every time you dirty sick fucks.
     
  14. Ballz_Onya_Chin

    Ballz_Onya_Chin Blue Belt

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    This is like asking, "Hey, should I just turn the condom inside out, shake that shit out and use the other side?"
     
  15. PSJJJJ

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    That's just good money management right there.
     
  16. judogido

    judogido Aussie!, Aussie!, Aussie! ...

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    A friend in high school a long time ago once had no rubber .... so he went to the kitchen and wrapped it in glad-wrap (cling-wrap/plastic-wrap)...
     
  17. superman3

    superman3 Yellow Belt

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    Definitely after every class.
     
  18. JudokaBJJ

    JudokaBJJ Orange Belt

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    i bought 3 gi's for this sole purpose. i wash my gi after practice. i'd hate to be the one that smells like mold
     
  19. JerseyTrash

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    People will say every day, and yes, that's the perfect number, but I know most people don't wash it every single day.
     
  20. Nickynoneck

    Nickynoneck Purple Belt

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    i have 2 gi's that i rotate wash it when you get home and hang dry it where the other gi then by next class its dryed .

    its faster in the summer . i want to buy another gi so it will be a sure thing i always have a clean one . the clean white gi represents the samuari they used to bath and were pure white under there armor to be ready for death.
     

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