I heard recently that you are not supossed to wash your martial arts belt. is this true? i would think that if you dont wash your belt it shows your hard work. im just taking a stab in the dark lol
A clean belts denotes pride in appearance, a dirty belt means its difficult to grapple with that person without a smelly, greasy, sweaty belt getting in the way.
As has been said before, its superstitious nonsense not washing your belt, you wash your suit so why wouldn't you wash the belt that has gone through all the same things it has?
I washed my coloured belts in a solution to stop the dye running, particularly with red belts. I will never wash my black belt, call me supersticious or whatever but I just wont wash it and I will continue to wear it until it literally falls apart.
That's funny, my sons top has a pink ring around the waist from sweating through and the belt color bleeding. Never happened with any of the other belts. I guess since I sweat much more than him I'll have to take precautions when I get to red belt.
LOL, you guys must have been sleeping under a rock! Red is notorious for bleeding - no pun intended. One red item in the wash can turn your whole undie drawer into a pink nightmare! :laughing:
Even after being washed several times accidents occur.