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Jessica 09-03-2002 09:02 PM

Another dogi question
I train twice a day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Do you think I should get a second gi?

Nacho_mx 09-03-2002 09:52 PM

Is it a light karategi type? Those are easy to wash and dry up within the day, but they usually wear off (specially the knees) within a year of intense practice. But if you have a heavy judogi type it should last at least a couple of years (never use whitener! the chemicals will eat the fabric). It never hurts having more than one keikogi.

Edward 09-03-2002 09:54 PM

Your training partners would probably give you a hint on whether you should get a second gi or not. Just watch their face expressions when you execute an Irimi nage :)

Nacho_mx 09-03-2002 09:56 PM mean smelly-nage?

Bronson 09-04-2002 12:59 AM

I've got four in rotation right now...and am thinking about getting another one :rolleyes:


Randy Pertiet 09-04-2002 06:31 AM

I train three days a week as well and only have 1. I bought the heavy weight one from Bujin and love it. I wash it when I get home and it's ready for the next round. I've had this one over five months now and it looks like it will last for quite awhile.

ian 09-04-2002 06:34 AM

One for every day of the week you train is ideal - but it depends on how regular you want to do washing! Also, its nice to have a choice of gi thickness; 1 judo gi is useful (and I think looks better), but other than that I get really cheap karate gis; they are thin (therefore cool), and you don't care if they get ripped. However this will depend on your training style! You can never have too many gi.

Unfortunately I think men tend to smell more than women, so I pretty much have to wash my gi after every session (and the judo gis take forever to dry).


JudoGuy 06-22-2004 11:56 PM

Re: Another dogi question

Jessica Smith wrote:
I train twice a day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Do you think I should get a second gi?

What happens when your 'only' gi rips? Do you skip training while it gets repaired, or while you find a new one?

Everyone should have at least two Gis.

-Russ (The Judo Guy)
The JudoGi Store

May your way be gentle.

Geoff Flather 06-26-2004 06:00 PM

Re: Another dogi question
When your gi rips , you repair it, if you can ! ....

Jessica you have got some good advice on your thread. The simple answer is YES, an extra gi will be an asset to you, and possibly if you can afford it more than one.

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