Upon the first visit, a potential student notices every one moving across the floor in disciplined lines-a blur of white gis. The dojo walls are rather bare. This is definitely no fancy spa of carpet and chrome
Everything is just plain and simple.
The students are all dressed the same, in a plain white gi. There are no fancy red, blue or green satin uniforms with elastic waist-bands. There are non amesplastered across the back or sleeves . Just a small patch above the heart to signify the roots that all students have in common. lt’s not a boastful pride, but one of loyalty and humility for one’s organization.
The practicals ide of the gi is that it is loose to allow freedom of movement. Its interwoven cotton is strong enough
The belt, or obi in Japanese, is tied in a specific way around the waist. This is an important part of the uniform. Not only does it signify rank, but tied with the proper tension allows one to feel the tightening of the stomach muscle during focus. During focus, the stomach should be pressed against the belt, making it difficult to slip one?s hand in between.
The white gi is a symbol of purity of spirit, modesty and cleanliness.
Modesty and humility, that is what is taught and that is what is practiced
How to tie your belt (obi)
1.Take the middle of your belt and place it on your stomach.
2.Bring the left side flat around your back to overlap the right side on your right hip.
3.Flip the right side up and take it around your back overlapping the other thickness.
4.With two equal lengths in front, right end over left and up under all thicknesses.
5.Left end overright end and through.