So, real talk, some (most) shirts they give away at tournaments are pretty awful. The IBJJF ones have been getting better, but even they still some have some misses here and there. I will share with you guys what is, to me, the worst tournament t-shirt I have ever received.
It was the first time this guy had run a tournament like this, and didn’t really know what to put on the t-shirts. Kudos to him for trying, but yeah, I do not consider this a “good” tournament shirt.
But, it’s a free shirt, and people like free stuff, right? Or at least it makes us all fell better about paying so much to sit around for hours and hours before jumping on a mat for anywhere from a few minutes to a whole day. This sounds like sound logic until you come home and you have a literal plethora of these things, just sitting around unused. Here are some suggestions.
-Of course, donate them to goodwill or some other charitable organization.
-use as dusting rags around the house
-put on a dog, if you have one, who just got stitches on their body and the cone of shame is too inconvenient (although I would consult with a vet before doing this).
- give away to friends and family, which I frequently do
- use as a workout shirt/ Jiu jitsu undershirt for the ladies, which is something else I frequently do.
- I guess you could frame them, if you’re into that sort of thing. Shrug. Maybe you love these shirts and have been offended by this entire post. Everyone has different tastes.
What do you do with your tournament t-shirts? Do you cherish them always, toss them in the back of your drawer, or find some creative use for them?
Let me know!