How to fold a dogi

You’ve been coming to classes for a few weeks now, and you’re having a lot of fun. You take the plunge and buy a dogi – a martial arts training uniform.

You’re so proud of your bright, clean new clothes. They look great!

But… the first time you wash it, you realise that you have no idea how to keep it from crumpling when you fold it. When you bought it it came neatly packaged, and you can’t remember how it was arranged!

You try folding it like a shirt, but it has stiff lapels in all the wrong places and somehow it just doesn’t work. What now?

Never fear! There is always a way. Just like tying a belt, folding a dogi is one of the under-appreciated skills you learn in any martial arts class.

I’ll see you – and your neatly folded dogi – at the next class!

Published by Nicola Higgins

Nicola Higgins is a 30-something* martial artist, Girlguiding Brownie and Ranger Leader, and actuary. She somehow also finds time to read, fuss her cat, and occasionally spends time with her husband. * please note that "ten or more" is still something.

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