Thread: Washing Belts
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Old 04-12-2002, 12:17 AM   #2
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Dojo: Seiwa Dojo and Southside Dojo
Location: Battle Creek & Kalamazoo, MI
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The only time I've washed any of my belts is when I first got them, to set the dye. After that, nope. I don't think anybody in our dojo does for reasons #2 and #3.

2. It's tradition (not exactly the same as #1). 3. Washing removes your ki from the belt.

Mostly I don't because my sensei and sempai don't.


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