Questions tagged [uniform]

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What are the ways to get sweat stains out of a Gi?

I find even with things like Napisan etc my Gi ends up with stains around the neck and Sleeves. Are there any ways to keep it pure white?
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Why are traditional karate gis white?

I was reading about some of the history of Karate recently, and this question came to me. I can understand, in modern times, different coloured gis with sport martial arts, but can anyone tell me, or ...
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Why is the red part of a BJJ belt on the left side?

I have been practising Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for a while. The red tip of the belt is worn on the left side; the only explanation for this is because it is the same side as the heart. This doesn't sound ...
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What are the main differences between gi and nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

What are the main differences between gi and nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
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What's the best way to sew badges onto a uniform so they don't come off?

I have no domestics skills, and I'm very poor at sewing! A number of badges I've attempted to sew on to my Gi have come off when grappling. Is there a good way to sew badges on so to minimize the ...
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Benefits of training in a hakama…

1 In Shodokan Aikido, we do not train with a hakama whether a yudansha (first degree black belt or above) or not. Mostly, this is for safety during randori-ho (free play) training: one less thing to ...
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Why don't male professional boxers wear shirts?

Olympic boxers usually wear a tank top, but pro boxers never wear shirts in the ring - why?
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Does particular traditional attire affect the ability to learn and perform martial arts?

I realize this is opinion based, but I have had a wide variety of responses that seem to believe that "true" martial arts can only be learned by properly dressing the part of the original form, ...
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How can I tie my belt so that it doesn't come off during rolling/sparring?

I don't know if people that practice other martial arts have this problem, but I know people that practice BJJ have this problem a lot. I guess it is because of all the friction, but no one can seem ...
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Why was blue chosen to distinguish competitors' judo-gis?

In the 90's the IJF introduced a requirement for one competitor to wear a blue gi, and the other a traditional white gi, in order to better distinguish them during high level competitions.1 Was there ...
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Are there any differences between karategi, judogi, and aikidogi?

I want to buy aikidogi but I'm not sure whether judogi and karategi can also be used. Are there any differences between karategi, judogi, and aikidogi?
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Why do some students wear headbands during practice?

I saw that at some schools of some martial arts many of the students wear headbands. They seem to only be in certain martial arts (like Karate), and I would almost never see it in others (like BJJ or ...
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Why is a “scarf hold” so-named if you don't wrap around the opponent's neck (like a scarf)?

Judo's kesa-gatame is often translated as "scarf hold", but the technique is defined by wrapping your arms and upper body around uke's neck and arm, more like a seatbelt, as opposed to wrapping around ...
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Convert white collar Dobok to black collar

Usually Doboks for Gup grades will have a white collar, and Dan grades (black belts) will wear a black collar Dobok (not sure if there are any rules about this, but this is what I see as the common ...