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    Hi,

    Is there any etiquette around wearing a juban (or undershirt for keikogi)? Also, does anyone know where to get good quality juban for cheap?

    I've got some cheap ones that don't fit very well, but they extend the washing interval for my keikogi, so I grin and bear it. But I'd love to find some good ones for under $30US. Thanks.

    Hank.

  • #2
    Here's an option--though it's a little bit over your desired price.

    http://www.eguchi.net/cart_gi_4.htm

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    • #3
      Is there some reason or stricture in your dojo about wearing just a simple t-shirt? We work out in a dojo space that's a bit chilly before you get warmed up, and in the winter everyone wears t-shirts undder their uniforms. It absorbs sweat so well that I'm seriously considering using it in the summer too. I like to wear a dark blue or black one to minimize visability personally, but other guys wear white ones and I don't even see them, especially when the bogu goes on... Seems to me that if your reason to wear one is fundamentally practical then why not USE something practical and inexpensive?

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      • #4
        In some koryu schools(maybe all) you are required to wear a juban because no sweat should be seen through your gi.

        That may just be for demonstrations and shinza, though.

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        • #5
          Don't know if they are better or not... but they're $1.00 dollar cheaper than those on e-guchi hehe.

          http://bugei.com/subcategory_56.htm

          Han-Juban

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          • #6
            T-Shirts

            I started using a poly t-shirt to keep cooler and drier. It worked well. (Keikogi no longer weighed a ton after practice.) Then sensei told me to lose it. Apparently this is a no-no in Japan. One day I'll get one of those cool, lined Keikogi.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ImagoX
              Is there some reason or stricture in your dojo about wearing just a simple t-shirt? We work out in a dojo space that's a bit chilly before you get warmed up, and in the winter everyone wears t-shirts undder their uniforms. It absorbs sweat so well that I'm seriously considering using it in the summer too. I like to wear a dark blue or black one to minimize visability personally, but other guys wear white ones and I don't even see them, especially when the bogu goes on... Seems to me that if your reason to wear one is fundamentally practical then why not USE something practical and inexpensive?
              I'm pretty sure a regular t-shirt would not be kosher for my dojo. It would be ideal - nice and absorbent.

              Man, it's amazing how expensive these things are - it's just regular, thin white cotton cloth (but it's amazing how much sweat it absorbs). Looks like I'll have to learn how to sew.

              Thanks,
              Hank.
              Last edited by Hank; 15th March 2005, 09:38 PM.

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              • #8
                That or just give it a shot and see if anyone objects... A navy tshirt would be practically invisible under a keikogi.

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                • #9
                  Doesn't a tshirt crawl up during training?

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                  • #10
                    Nope.... the lower edge is still underneath the hakama laces and my obi. It stays put.

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                    • #11
                      Under Armour makes some great workout shirts in multiple colors. http://www.underarmour.com/ua2/default.asp

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                      • #12
                        Found another juban for $10

                        http://kendoshop.com/eshop/index.php...lag=catedetail#

                        they call it "inner wear"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kyuuketsuki
                          Found another juban for $10

                          http://kendoshop.com/eshop/index.php...lag=catedetail#

                          they call it "inner wear"
                          Yeah, this is the one I have. Its fit isn't the best - I bought the size they recommended, but it feels like my shoulders are going to tear it in half on big strikes. Maybe a size up would do it, but I wasn't very impressed by the overall quality.

                          Oh well, I think I'm just going to wear the keikogi alone from now on - more comfortable and cheaper.

                          Thanks,
                          Hank.

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