At JFAUK, we practice traditional judo and therefore only allow white judogi. Wearing a white judogi preserves the origins of judo. The white judogi represents purity and equality among students. Other coloured judogi cause the wearers to stand out and present themselves as different to others. Traditionally, this is disrespectful. Furthermore, a white judogi will show dirt, sweat, blood and bacteria more clearly than blue judogi meaning that a wearing white judogi ensures all judoka stay on top of their personal hygiene.
The blue judogi was introduced to simplify the refereeing process and to cater for media audiences as the difference is colour makes it easier to distinguish between competitors. At JFAUK we cater for traditions and the practitioners of judo.