What about washing your belt?

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  1. ZeMino

    ZeMino Blue Belt

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    do you guys wash your belt? jiu jitsu belt, or judo belt or whatever belt you guys use for training..
     
  2. Rip Van Winkle

    Rip Van Winkle Last Login 2009

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    maybe when you first get it to soften it up a bit, other then that, no point to it....around here, it's a cardinal sin to wash your belt...especially once you start getting stripes.
     
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    DeltaSigChi4 Banned Banned

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    Never wash it, period.

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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    never needs to be washed...
    Unless your like me... I do no gi and i tie the belt around my head like the karate kid.

    I feel like it really gets me focused.. Every time im fighting i envision miyahi, the rising sun, daniel beating Cobra Khi

    So it gets kind of sweaty... Its not to bad though
     
  5. Fightgear UK

    Fightgear UK Leading European Fightwear Specialists

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    The tradition is that your belt indicates your knowledge. Wash the belt and you wash away your knowledge.
    I wash my belts a few times before use to get rid of the starch and unfixed dye but never after that. As has been said, "cardinal sin".
     
  6. NEwrestler

    NEwrestler Red Belt

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    only when its new
     
  7. Terrier

    Terrier Brown Belt

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    I do because it's white - so no amount of dirt makes me look experienced!, once it starts to look filthy i stick it in the wash, probably once every 3 months or so.

    it's unlikely i'll wash my blue when I get there though as it won't look so bad.
     
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    I do it goes back to being crispy. which is better than having it dirty and smelly especially on a white belt
     
  9. colinm

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    never wash your belt, ever.
     
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    Fuck that. It gets rubbed all over the mat and sweat gets on it too. Wash it every once in a while. Don't be the stinky kid in class.
     
  11. pinkylock

    pinkylock Banned Banned

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    Amen Bro...

    Supposedly it is Bushido (the way of the warrior) not to wash your belt. It supposedly washes away your strength. Realisticly however, it should be washed or else another plague will befall us like that of ancient days.

    I hate stink ass bitches in the gym.

    I remember a 60 min special on Men's ties. They said that they found botulism and all sorts of bacteria in mens ties because:
    1. Most men do not have thier ties dry cleaned.
    2. Most men take a shit, look at themselves in the mirror, fix thier tie, and then wash thier hands. (most people do not wash thier hands after shitting, but thats another topic for another day.)


    Moral of the story....bath yourselves bitches!!
     
  12. colinm

    colinm Brown Belt

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    obviously your instructor never showed you bacteria defenses. sheesh, the practical/street saavy bjj is lost and gone forever.
     
  13. infamous mattyd

    infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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    we do pwn bacteria on a daily basis in the blue belt class!
     
  14. E C Monee

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    In bjj I'd be happy if these idiots would just wash their shirts some of the peeps I grap with smell to high hell before the class even starts.

    In TKD I don't wash my belt and never will, weren't the first black belts actually white belts that turn black from years of being worn and never washed? I think I hear that somewhere maybe my instructo told us I don't know. Either way in tkd you go through belts like it aint shit in bjj you sweat so much and your belt progression is very slow, I would say wash it but only for bjj, fuck everything else.
     
  15. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    You shouldn't ever wash your belt. The dirtier, faded and more ragged it is, the more proof you have experience and know your shit. it's probably good to wash it a couple of times after you get it so it becomes flexible but if it gets too stinky. get some AntiBacterial Febreze. It's my old standby for stinky grappling gear.
     
  16. Brandinho

    Brandinho Guest

    Back in the day you had white belts and black belts. As time went on, that was how your skill was judged.
     
  17. ZeMino

    ZeMino Blue Belt

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    actually, my belt is as dirty as can be... it looks like a piece of cloth tied around my waste.. :D
     
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    it is
     
  19. ZeMino

    ZeMino Blue Belt

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    oh yeah... it is.... hmmm, well it doesn't look like a belt anymore though..
     
  20. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    I've seen black belts that have been more grey belts with spatters of black and a patch of red. Not usually a good idea to call them cheap for not getting a new belt.
     

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