How to Take Care of a Martial Arts Uniform and your personal victory belt (thee)

How to Take Care of a Martial Arts Uniform and your personal
victory belt (thee)


Beach Taekwondo and Mixed Martial Arts
Uniform’s  is most clearly
associated symbol with the art.  The
traditional white Martial Arts Taekwondo do-bok or Japanese gi was first seen
many years ago on students in the east. No Martial Arts class would be complete
without students wearing the uniform. Of course, these white uniforms can lose
their quality look if not properly maintained. That means you need to take a
few extra steps to make sure the uniform remains neat and clean. Here are a few
tips on how to do this:

How To Take Care Of A  Martial Arts Uniform?

First, as a loyal student to the
art, you really need to make sure the
 Martial Arts
uniform is maintained when you are not
wearing it. Martial Arts students around the world from all branches of the art
such as; mixed martial arts, taekwondo, karate, kun-fu, and karate (as seen in
the Karate Kid Movie) show great respect to their martial arts uniform while
out of uniform.  Hanging the uniform in a
closet with your belt properly placed is the best way to manage the wrinkles
and any such mis-fortunes that may occur to it while thrown on a couch or in a

How To Wash a  Martial Arts Uniform?

Changing Lives Martial Arts in Virginia
Beach, a top chain of martial arts schools located in Virginia Beach, Suffolk,
and Chesapeake, Virginia recommend washing the uniform after each martial arts
training class. “Many Students have 2-3 uniforms, two uniforms for training and
one for Martial Arts tournaments and testing” states; Sr. Master Tracy Lee Thomas
a local resident of Virginia Beach and a 7th degree black belt in
the American Taekwondo Association. Washing the uniform on the regular setting
with a good detergent works best.  Bleach
will eventually fade the uniform patches and school lettering.

How to Care for Heavy Weight  Martial Arts Uniform?

It is necessary to purchase a
uniform that is a little larger than your usual size when purchasing a heavy
weight instructor or competition uniform. Again, you need to be wary of the
shrinking of the uniform as it will shrink if it is 100% cotton.

If the Martial Arts uniform does
suffer a rip or a tear, simple sewing and stitching can often fix the problem. Just
be sure any add-ons such as patches and lettering are in compliance with the
rules of the training hall of discipline.

Your belt is also part of your
uniform and it is common tradition to never wash a belt. Some dojos may have
different rules regarding this. However, if you do wash a colored belt, do not
use a detergent that would wash out or dull the color of the belt. With history
in the martial arts the belt is to be worn through the course of time in that
specific rank showing that your training is efficient and well worn.

It really is not all that tough to take
care of a
 Martial Arts uniform. If in doubt, ask your instructor or martial arts
academy for a uniform care and patch placement chart.

Many martial art schools have a wide
selection of training uniforms for students training in the “ART” of martial
arts.  Light weight uniforms are for
beginners looking to see if they have a true interest in the studies and
disciplines of martial arts. Heavy Weight martial art uniforms are for the
serious student who want to measure the amount of snap and torque, as the
uniform is a great indicator of this when practicing a poom-se, kata, of a
martial arts form. A nationally recognized school of martial arts in (Changing
Lives Martial Arts) Virginia Beach once said, “Uniforms are a symbol, of who we
are and the style we study. Although its just a uniform to some, once we as
martial artist place the uniform on for the first time it’s a life changing
experience” says; Martial Arts master instructor, Tracy Lee Thomas.



About changinglivesmartialarts

CHANGING LIVES MARTIAL ARTS A Martial Arts, Karate For Kids, and Krav Maga school located in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, Virginia. With his 30 years of vast martial arts experience, Master Tracy Lee Thomas, founder of Changing Lives Martial Arts has five locations and has been opertating the martial arts business since 1991 in Virginia Beach. Married to Kelly Thomas, they have to children and reside in Virginia Beach. Both Mrs. Thomas and Master Thomas have a strong passion for helping others and it is seen as both are very active in the business and within the community. CLMA is a family owned and operated business that thrives on family values and changing lives. Many of the Changing Lives Martial Arts students are attracted to CL Martial Arts because they want to learn to defend themselves, or how to manage bullies. Others come because they want to tap into martial arts’ vast power as a tool for personal growth and life skills. Still, others come merely because they are looking for a way to get in shape that's fun and spares them the tedious repetitiveness of the gym. Master Thomas has utilized his martial arts buisness model throughout the country with various business'. As a business coach and consultant, Master Thomas believes in working with others to succeed with their personal passion. This desire and passion of his is passed down to each of his instructors and students. If you want to know more about Changing Lives Martial Arts, Master Tracy Thomas, or the programs they offer, please feel free to contact the Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts Team by calling 757-471-9002 or visiting us on the Web at or
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