Often asked: How To Clean Jiu Jitsu Gi?

How often should I wash my Jiu Jitsu Gi?

Following these tips will make sure you’re not that person. Ideally you should wash your Jiu Jitsu Gi after every training session, and you definitely should after every session if you work up a heavy sweat. You can make your Gi last a long time and save money in the process by using the proper cleaning techniques.

How should I wash my BJJ gi?

BJJ Gi Care

  1. Wash in cold water. Line/hang dry, this will maximize the life of your BJJ kimono and minimize shrinkage.
  2. DO NOT USE BLEACH. EVER.
  3. DO NOT DRY YOUR GI UNDER THE SUN. It will dry out the fibers and reduce the durability of the BJJ Gi.
  4. Coloured products (Blue and Black)

How do you clean a gi?

Do’s and Don’ts on Cleaning your BJJ Gi

  1. Do wash them after every practice.
  2. Don’t use bleach when washing.
  3. Do use warm water.
  4. Don’t use hot water.
  5. Do hang them after washing and rinsing.
  6. Don’t throw them in the dryer UNLESS you’re intentionally trying to shrink it.
  7. Do use at least medium grade detergent.
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How do you wash a BJJ gi without shrinking it?

How To Properly Wash Your BJJ Gi

  1. Never leave your gi in your bag.
  2. Separate your gi from your other laundry.
  3. Pretreat any stains as soon as possible.
  4. Avoid using bleach on your gi.
  5. Turn your gi inside out.
  6. Avoid using plastic laundry pods.
  7. Use regular laundry powder or liquid to wash your gi.
  8. Remove the smelly odor.

What do you wear under your GI?

What you wear underneath your judo or BJJ gi is up to you. The main thing to consider is comfort. You can wear training shorts or leggings as well as your favorite athletic t-shirt. You can also wear what’s called a rashguard.

Should I wash BJJ belt?

Yes, You Absolutely Need to Wash Your BJJ Belt.

Can I wash my gi?

Always wash your gi in cold water, 90-100 degrees maximum. If your gi is a little bit too big and you actually want it to shrink a little bit (sleeves), you can wash it at 110-120 degrees, but NEVER over that temperature. Cotton shrinks and our gis are 100% cotton.

How do I get rid of GI funk?

If your gi is super stinky, you can pre-soak it in a vinegar and water solution in your washing machine before washing it. Start with 1 or 2 cups of vinegar per gi and enough water to cover the gi(s). Use trial and error with the amount of vinegar and the time you need to soak it in order to get rid of the smell.

How often should I wash my BJJ belt?

I personally never washed my belts when I did Karate. I do however wash my belts semi regularly in Jiu-Jitsu. I often will hang dry the belt post training, and then wash it every couple weeks as needed.

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Can you hand wash a GI?

Your gi may be hand washed with a mild detergent. If you handwash your gi, be sure to rinse and wring it out completely, so it will dry thoroughly.

How do I get my GI white again?

Hydrogen Peroxide is an excellent alternative to bleach and can be used successfully to whiten your gi naturally without bleach. Add about a half cup to your wash with regular detergent and your gi will come out as white as ever. Hydrogen Peroxide is also a foolproof way to remove blood from your gi.

Why is my GI so stiff?

If you are using too much laundry soap, or if your washer is failing to properly rinse out all of the soap, that can make a gi massively more stiff and harsh feeling.

Can you tumble dry a Jiu Jitsu Gi?

Tumble drying low is fine, if you want to tighten up the fibers, but avoid leaving it in too long. Finally, unless you want to give your gi to your kid sister, avoid drying on high heat.

How do you shrink the GI in BJJ?

To shrink your BJJ gi properly, you should follow these steps.

  1. Wash your gi correctly by turning it inside out before washing it in cool water.
  2. Hang your gi to dry inside.
  3. Once your gi is dry, rewash in warm/hot water.
  4. Place the gi in the dryer on a reduced heat setting.
  5. After the gi is dry, try it on for size.

Can you shrink a Jiu Jitsu belt?

If you are going to do it, just wash it. Then check out the length. Then if you want it shorter (provided it will shrink), just put it in the dryer for 5-10 minutes (some regular interval) then check it again, and so on until it’s the right length, and air dry from there. Thats about all you can do

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