Do I have to wear the funny white pyjamas?
Not in the early stages of training. Initially you should just wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will need to get a training uniform, or ‘gi’, after your first examination. Training uniforms are made of robust material which can easily stand up to the wear and tear of training. You can purchase a uniform at a discount rate through your instructor, or elsewhere if you prefer. If you already have a uniform of another design from a different martial art, you may wear that until such a time as it needs replacing, at which point you should purchase a plain, white gi.