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Stinky Gi! We have the Solution...the Vinegar and Baking Soda Solution wink wink.

Maintaining your gi in top-notch condition is essential for sweat and odor buildup. Keeping you and your gi smelling fresh and looking clean (at the beginning of training) should be a point of pride for a martial artist.

We've received some questions about keeping your Gi fresh and preventing unwanted odors, so we'd like to share a handy tip to keep your Gi smelling sweet and clean.

How to Eliminate Funky Odors from Your Gi: If your Gi has started to develop that funky odor, fret not!

Follow these steps to refresh your Gi:

1. Soak in Vinegar and Baking Soda: Fill a bucket or large container with water and a mixture of equal parts vinegar and baking soda, 1 cup each for 2 gallons of water. Submerge your gi in this solution and let it soak for a few hours to a full day. This powerful combination will help neutralize odors and eliminate any lingering bacteria.

2. Machine Wash as Usual: After the soaking period, remove your gi from the bucket and wash it in the machine using your regular detergent.

3. Hang to Dry: To prevent shrinkage and ensure your Gi stays in excellent shape, hang it to air dry. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, which can cause fading and to keep the odor from getting baked into your Gi

Additional Gi Care Tips:

Have Multiple Gis: For adults who train regularly, having at least two Gis is a wise investment. Doing This allows you to swap them out throughout the week, giving each gi ample time to dry and preventing sweat and odor buildup. Remember that taking good care of your gi keeps it smelling fresh as a daisy and extends its lifespan, saving you money in the long run. If you have any other questions about gi care, techniques, or any other aspect of your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to support you in every way possible.

Thank you for being part of our Fifth Element Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community, and here's to cleaner, fresher, and more comfortable training sessions!

Best regards,



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