do you wash your belt?

Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' started by sprint, May 7, 2007.

  1. sprint

    sprint Banned Banned

    do you ever wash your belt?

    i never wash mine. i guess for sentimental reasons. like ive been through a whole lot with my belt. blood, sweat, etc.

    its as if im washing away all the powers of my belt.
  2. Lily

    Lily Valued Member

    What MA do you do again?
  3. Stevebjj

    Stevebjj Grappling Dummy

    I don't wash mine because my stripe is tape. If I wash it, my rank will disappear. :)
  4. sprint

    sprint Banned Banned

    bjj baby
  5. KempoFist

    KempoFist Attention Whore

    washing the powers away....I wonder how many styles of martial arts that bull has crept into....50 bucks says that concept was founded by a westerner :rolleyes:

    But no I don't wash mine anyway. Don't want it to shrink.
  6. Atharel

    Atharel Errant

    I wash mine. I got an extra long one so shrinkage wouldn't be an issue. Still has a lot of bloodstains that don't want to come out.
  7. Oversoul

    Oversoul Valued Member

    You mean "that" is an actual "concept." As in people actually go around claiming that?
  8. KempoFist

    KempoFist Attention Whore

    Concept was a wrong word. "Superstition" would have been a better word. It's one of those things like people not walking under ladders or throwing salt over their shoulder.
  9. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    Yes, unfortunately, yes. :cry:

    I've washed my white belt several times over the years. It looked dirty. I wear it more than I wear my colored belts. I've never washed my colored belts. They never looked dirty.
  10. Lily

    Lily Valued Member

    I'm outraged, you chauvinist! :woo:

    Wash your belt and stop being such a chicken.
  11. Cosmo Kramer

    Cosmo Kramer Valued Member

    when i first got back into TKD a BB student told me how he never washes his belt because a former teacher said that it should represent all your hard work, so you want to keep the sweat on it and not wash it. stupid me decided that was a good idea at the time. i have moved on from it, but i would say i almost never wash my belt because they do not get really dirty, they do get some sweat on em but nothing real bad, all the sweat sticks to my uniform or my undershirt
  12. Pacificshore

    Pacificshore Hit n RUN!

    Yeah dude...listen to the chick ;) Do as you are told.....:D
  13. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter

    Let the chick wash the belt !!! :D :D :D :D

    awaits the fall out!!!! :) :) :) :) :)
  14. Pacificshore

    Pacificshore Hit n RUN!

    And she'll do it if she knows whats good for her :D :p
  15. Gufbal1981

    Gufbal1981 waiting to train...

    I never washed my belt. I like it dirty :D
  16. bonita

    bonita Valued Member

    i like all the sweat marks on my belt especially my black belt looks very cool
  17. Sam

    Sam Absent-ish member

    I've had my current belt for six years and I haven't washed it, febreezed it yes. I dread to think what diseases lurk in it.
  18. streetology

    streetology New Member

    you are never to wash your belt even in ancient japan there was only one belt white and over the years it turned black due to constant sweat from training the rank concept came from the western world
  19. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

    Yum :love:

    I never wash my belt. It's leather, so why bother?
  20. Gufbal1981

    Gufbal1981 waiting to train...

    Hehehe. leather belts aren't good to wash...they fall apart tooo fast. Cloth belts though...hehehehe. dirty is the way to be! :love:

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