The idea for this week’s poll question comes to us from one of our listeners on the other side of the Atlantic:
I am one of your UK listeners. I started training a couple of months back and recently to supplement my training i have joined a gracie ju jitsu club too. I asked the gracie instructor if I
could get a patch to go alongside my other patch as i am at both clubs and his advice was to check with my other instructor…
I hoped things would not be so political. In your experience do you think its ok. I would have liked to have thought there would be more harmony between clubs. Basically could you phrase this into a poll for me so i can see what your other 599,999 listeners think on the matter
What do you think family? On the one hand, you might say, “Well of course, any body should be free to put whatever they want on the gi. They own it!” But others consider the real estate on one’s gi to be pretty sovereign territory belonging to the school; one would never see an athlete wear the jersey of one team and the shorts of another team at the same time.
Let’s say the listener who wrote this in is not considering the option of wearing a different gi to each school. If there’s only one gi, and he goes to both jiu-jitsu schools, should he be able to wear patches for both? Let us know what you think!