A couple days ago I put on a gi for the first time in five months. It was just to take some pictures for a gi review post but it was strange.
Strange how everything was so easy to put on – not just the fit though to be honest, I was more than a little proud at that, but the fact that I still remembered how to put it on, how I put it on. (Shake out the pants before shimmying in, tie the inside knot on the left side, double knot, tuck in. Shake out the jacket in the same way, twirl it around the back like a regular jacket and fail once more to look cool.)
Strange how I got the ends of the belt to be even length on the first time. The knot even looked decent.
Strange how there was no mat to bow to, no break falls, no hip escapes.