The ways people look in their Karate gi can often be compared to a fruit.
And I ain’t got nothing against fruit. I love fruit.
However, when you want to look friggidy fresh in your gi, the last thing you want to be compared to is a fruit sallad!
Today I’m giving you another secret.
The secret to always looking awesome in your Karate uniform.
(Because, believe me, there’s much more to it than just putting it on!)
But hold on.
I know what you’re thinking:
“Jesse-san, why are you so shallow? Who cares how I “look” in my gi?”
But also false.
See, we’re humans. We have an ego. We have emotions. We have a dark side.
Put bluntly; we like to look good!
Like a wise man once said: “When you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, you do good.”
So, unless you’ve successfully Karate-chopped your way to egoless enlightenment already, it’s nice to occasionally look good in the dojo. Especially if you dislike the idea of looking like the spiritual reincarnation of a pear.
Follow along, as my loyal
slav… uh, sempai Elin shows you how to wear your gi – for ultimate comfort, practicality and sexiness. Right here, right now.
Check it out:
Step #1: Put on the gi
Put on the gi, as you always do.
Here is where most regular people would stop.
But not us.
Step #2: Fix the right side
Cross your left arm over, holding down your belt, and then raise your right arm.
This will pull some of the jacket above the belt, which means you’ll prevent the gi from restricting your techniques (and buff you up).
Step #3: Fix the left side
Do just like we did on the right side, but reverse. Cross your right arm over, holding down your belt, and then raise your left arm.
You will feel weird for a sec, but don’t worry. It’s gonna look awesome.
Step #4: Bend forward
Grab ahold of your belt behind you.
Then bend forward, to strech the jacket in the back.
Step #5: Bend back
Now hold your belt firmly in front, and lean back.
This is the last step to stretch/pull your gi jacket above the belt.
Step #6: Fix the details
Lastly, add some finishing touches by pulling here and there to make sure everything is symmetrical and nice.
Step #7: Look like a boss/princess
That concludes this quick and effective guide to looking awesome in your new gi.
How did it work for ya?
Of course, “looking good” isn’t everything. But like I said in the beginning, it will truly make a difference if you do it right – especially when it comes to comfort, self-perception and confidence.
As the saying goes; the clothes don’t make the man.
It’s what’s inside that counts.