You have just acquired a Fighting Films kimono? Here’s everything you need to know to take care of it and make it last as long as possible.
Let’s find out how to care for your Fighting Films judogi.
Before choosing your kimono, the first thing to do is to check its composition.
As cotton tends to shrink in the machine, it is preferable to choose a product that also includes synthetic fibres. Fighting Films Superstar judo kimonos mix cotton and polyester to limit this shrinkage phenomenon to a minimum. Nevertheless, since it is likely that you will sweat profusely on the tatami, here are a few tips on how to maintain your kimono! When you receive it, start by soaking it overnight in cold water, a precaution that allows the colours and dimensions to stabilise.
Second rule, do not wash it after all your training sessions!
A trip to the cold water to eliminate perspiration, a machine wash every 3 classes is more than enough. When washing, do not exceed a temperature of 40°C, and avoid any product other than a classic detergent. Never use bleach or other stain removers. In the event of a persistent stain, rub with a little Marseille soap and rinse thoroughly with cold water before washing. Finally, be careful not to use too much detergent: your kimono will not be any cleaner, and detergent residues could encourage the appearance of mould.
To dry them, choose a dry place away from the sun. Unless it’s an emergency, don’t put them in the tumble dryer. To keep cotton fibres supple and strong, it is best to take your time when drying them. Keep the afterwards in a dry environment and away from light. At the end of the season, if you find it yellowed, take it to the dry cleaners, asking for a natural drying. Put it back in a dry and light environment, and your Fighting Film kimono will be ready for a new season!
Now you know everything about how to maintain your Fighting Films judo kimono!