Cleaning Your BJJ GI | A Step By Step Guide For Correct Washing
BJJ Gi’s have a unique material that must be washed in a specific way or else they will become ruined. I have had a few gis shrink on me in the past because i washed them incorrectly. BJJ gis are expensive and ruining them thanks to improper cleaning is a feeling that simply sucks. If your BJJ gi’s manufacturer has no instructions on washing them, here’s a quick rundown when it comes to washing your gi:To clean your BJJ gis (Brazilian jiu-jitsu gis), you must soak them for at least a few hours, the longer the better. Even the best bjj gi will need a cleaning!
To clean your BJJ gis (Brazilian jiu-jitsu gis), you must soak them for at least a few hours, the longer the better. If your gis are white, use hot water to soak them. If your gis are black or another dark color, use cold water. In addition to this hot or cold water, add a cup of vinegar to seal in the color, as well as about half a cup of detergent. Make sure to use a color-safe detergent for your black gis.
If it is available to you, it is easiest to let your gis soak in your washing machine. Add the vinegar and detergent to the cycle, set it for hot or cold water, and let it go until it is about to start the rinse cycle. Stop it before the rinse cycle starts, and let everything soak for at least a few hours, but preferably overnight. Once it has been properly soaked, start the wash cycle over and let it work to completion. If it is available to you, do a second rinse cycle as well.If you are unable to let it soak in the machine, simply use your bathtub. Fill up your tub approximately an eighth of the way full of hot or cold water, mix in your detergent and vinegar, and then add your
If you are unable to let it soak in the machine, simply use your bathtub. Fill up your tub approximately an eighth of the way full of hot or cold water, mix in your detergent and vinegar, and then add your gis, making sure the water completely covers them. After your gis are done soaking, do a normal wash and rinse cycle in your washing machine. Once again, if it is available to you, do a second rinse cycle as well. For white gis, it is best to let them dry in direct sunlight, as the sun naturally lightens things and keep your gis white. For dark gis, keep them away from sunlight to keep the color from fading.
I hope that quickly clarifies any questions you guys might have had when it comes to cleaning your bjj gi. Like we mentioned earlier, gis are an expensive piece of martial arts gear which is why they need to be properly cleaned and maintained if you want them to last a long a time. Follow this quick guideline if your bjj gi manufacturer has no instructions on gi cleaning.