How to Wash Your BJJ Gi
Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi is one of the most abused piece of clothing in your closet. What else is sweated in, sweated on by countless others, grabbed and pulled and jerked around for days on end?
At the end of each use, your BJJ gi is undeniably disgusting. Which is why washing it - and correctly - is so important. All that sweat, grime and bacteria build up, transforming a humble piece of cotton into something less than appealing.
This eventual deterioration is inevitable, but you can delay it's advance... and therefore extending the longevity of your jiu-jitsu gi and keeping yourself from becoming "that smelly guy" on the mat.
Here are my top BJJ gi washing tips:
- Wash Early, Wash Often
- Use Sports Detergents
- Vinegar Soak
- Air Dry
- Know When To Give Up