Martial Art Uniforms
Martial arts uniforms are incredibly important to the disciplines of the art. In addition to being practical, they also serve as a symbol of respect and a piece of the tradition. The training for the combat sport heavily entails the use of martial arts outfits, which are created uniquely for each martial art. Now I’ll take you through each of the different types of uniforms and explain how to properly wear them.
Taekwondo uniforms consist of a jacket, pants, and belt, and are also referred to as "Doboks." To enable for easy movement during any type of training or competition, it is often comprised of breathable and lightweight fabrics.
To properly wear a Taekwondo uniform, follow these steps: Jacket: Start by putting on the jacket on, making sure that the front panels overlap evenly. The collar should lay flat and straight. Pants: Step into the pants and pull them up to your waist. Fasten the drawstring securely to keep them in place. Belt: Tie the belt around your waist, making sure it is centered. Cross the ends over each other at your lower abdomen and bring them back around to the front. Cross the ends over again, and this time, bring them up and through the loop formed at the front. Adjust the belt length and ensure it is tight enough to stay in place but still allows for comfortable movement. Final adjustments: Straighten the jacket, ensuring it is not twisted or bunched up. The sleeves should reach your wrists, and the pants should rest just above your ankles.
How to Wear a Taekwondo Uniform
Karate uniforms are also know commonly as "gi" or "karategi." They are typically made of a loose-fitting jacket, pants, and a belt. The gi is known for its durability and ability to withstand intense training sessions.
How to Wear a Karate Uniform
To correctly wear a Karate uniform, follow these steps: Jacket: Put on the jacket ensuring it is centered. Crossover the front panels and tie the left side over the right side. The jacket should be loose enough to allow movement but not excessively baggy. Pants: Step into the pants and pull them up to your waist. Secure them using the drawstring, tying it tightly enough to keep the pants in place. Belt: Tie the belt around your waist, following a similar process as with the Taekwondo uniform. Cross the ends at your lower abdomen, bring them back around to the front, cross them over again, and bring them up through the loop formed at the front. Adjust the belt for a comfortable yet secure fit.
Uniforms used in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) are typically referred to as "gis" or "kimonos." They consist of a pair of robust, long-lasting pants and a jacket. BJJ gear is made to resist challenging grappling and ground combat manoeuvres.
To properly wear a BJJ uniform, follow these steps: Jacket: Put on the jacket ensuring it is centered. Crossing the front panels and tie the left side over the right side. The jacket should fit snug but allow for freedom of movement. Pants: Step into the pants and pull them right up to your waist. Secure them using the drawstring, tying it tightly to keep the pants in place. Belt: BJJ belts follow a different system of colors to denote rank. Tie the belt around your waist, making sure it is centered.
How to Wear a BJJ Uniform