Discussion in 'General Taekwondo Discussions' started by Caitlin, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. Caitlin

    Caitlin New Member

    So I was told by one of my instructors that my uniform wasn't white enough/too greyish and that while it didn't really matter for training too much, I should probably buy a new one for grading (in one week).
    Is there any way to restore the white to my current uniform?

    Thanks in advance
  2. canadiankyosa

    canadiankyosa Active Member

    Get another one to use for testing and special occasions. It is always better to have, at least, two anyway.
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  3. Raymond

    Raymond Active Member

    Personally I would think a worn down one, within reason, would look better. Shows all the hard work you've done.
  4. Gnarlie

    Gnarlie Well-Known Member

    There's not really a way to restore the white other than washing with bleach or whitener, but this will destroy any other colour on the dobok including black.

    Good maintenance from new is key. Never let sweat dry on a dobok. If you can't wash it that evening, shove it in cold water overnight and wash it the next day. Use an antibacterial washing agent and include a little baking soda in the drum.

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  5. Matt

    Matt Member

    I suggest always keeping a clean white one. Most tournaments actually put into the rules that the participants must wear a "clean white dobak". Most instructors ask for a clean uniform for testing because it make you look nicer. Also if there are guest judges on the panel then you want to look your best for them.
  6. Nik Cannon

    Nik Cannon New Member

    we have our own club doboks, but when grading have to wear all white doboks. you are representing your Club, your master, if you turn up in a Dobok that looks "unclean" it reflects bad not only on you, but your master.
    I can see I will have to buy a new one for gradings soon, as it's taking a hell of a beating already!
  7. Jessee Harris

    Jessee Harris New Member

    I've got two uniforms. One for the regular training and one I wear only for tournaments and grading
  8. dvcochran

    dvcochran New Member

    Bleach in moderation; over time it will dull a uniform. Over time, adding white vinegar to the washer and letting it soak very well will help. But it is likely it will never be 'white' again. I have been very happy with the uniforms and gear I have purchased at xtrmgears. Sorry, I can post links but that is the URL. They have uniforms for any price range. Depending on how often you workout, I suggest buying a 'nice' uniform for formal events (testing/tourneys) and a 2nd average/good uniform for regular workouts.

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