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Gi

Jitsuka wear a white uniform called a gi. These uniforms are made of sturdy cloth, and are very resistant to tearing.

The jacket is worn like any other jacket, except the sleeves tend to shrink when you wash it, making it too short for fashionable use. The jacket is tied closed with a belt called an obi. Thick collars and edging gives suitable resistance and grip for the practice of throws and locks.

The trousers are normally a little shorter than normal trousers, and are kept up with a drawstring. There are some dans who manage to get away with wearing trousers with elasticated waistbands. However, these are much easier to pull down during grappling practice.

Particularly highly-ranked Jitsuka may wear garments over their gi. These include short-sleeved over-jackets, long-sleeved over-robes and hakama. The more black an instructor is wearing, the more senior he or she is.


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