A kimono is composed of jacket, belt and pants. Jacket wraps himself on the right side, a female version of the costume has a tie closure at chest level, they are designed not to distract from the fight the attention of others men. Kimonodesigned for karate, thinner and lighter, has cropped sleeves. The fabric can be very different, the weight is expressed in ounces. The most durable models are made of heavier and thick material. But even the most thin and light kimono worn for at least two years if it is well-made.
For less wear and tear in the suit fabric added polyester. This costume can be washed even just in a basin. Dial the warm water in a basin, sprinkle some washing powder, leave kimono to soak for half an hour, then wash, poprosite and hang to dry. The suit dries very quickly.
Kimono can be almost any color, in fact, different schools of martial arts style and color of clothes means a degree of skill. Suit of a certain color to be earned. Kimono Aikido is white, so it wash separately from colored things.
Washable kimono should be at least once a week and sometimes twice. After each workout, put it as raw fabric in the breeding of bacteria, which subsequently irritate the skin. In addition, not dried properly, the suit will have a terrible smell.
Erasing the suit in the machine, put the mode "cotton", powder pour 200 grams. The number of turns in the wash and the spin cycle set 800. In this mode, the kimono will be erased about a half hour. Don't leave the suit in the car after washing as it will not only smell dampness and may rot. Then flatten with your hands the large folds and wrinkles, hang it on the clothesline to dry. Iron kimono better when it is slightly damp.
Colored kimono should be washed separately from the belt and only the powder intended for washing colored fabrics, otherwise it will quickly lose the brightness of colors. In any case, the appearance must be neat, as this is very important in martial arts.
White kimono it is sometimes necessary to bleach, which can affect the fabric causing it to tear. Use a mild bleach.