I joined a karate studio about 3 months ago. When we started we had to buy a gi to wear (a uniform). I asked the teacher last week if we had to wear the uniform or if we could wear just the pants and a t-shirt from the school (with the school logo), because I saw that’s what others were doing. he said this is fine.
I know that wearing the full gi, with a t-shirt underneath, is making me sweat alot. We do some heavy work during class but not enough to make me stand there and sweat alot the whole time if I weren’t wearing the uniform. Seems that I am sweating just because we start off with about 15 mins of heavy work and my body heat can’t escape the heavy black gi.
If I just wore a t-shirt instead of the jacket, I’d sweat alot less.
I am trying to lose weight right now (well uh…constantly) and I was wondering how much I am benefitting from the extra sweating caused by the gi. Would it behoove me to stick it out and not take off the jacket?
I do look really cool in the full uniform But if I’m sweating my butt off for no extra benefit then I’d like to switch to a really cool t-shirt [pun] instead.