Sunday, May 10, 2015

Birankai patches

Birankai patches
The new Birankai embroidered patch is available for sale. Proceeds from patch sales will go to the Birankai General Fund which supports various programs including scholarships, the website and the video library. 

The Birankai patch can be worn on the right sleeve of your gi.  It  can also be sewn onto weapons bags and gi bags. 

Tips on applying your patch:
Correct position is essential! The image should be oriented with the small circle in the “10 o’clock” position.

When applying to your gi sleeve, apply to the right sleeve, a bit below your shoulder but well above the elbow. Put on your gi jacket and have a friend pin the patch to your gi in the correct position. Remove the jacket and iron-on or sew on. We recommend sewing on, however you may wish to do both for strongest adhesion.

Iron-on instructions:
Pre-heat iron for 5 minutes on high setting. Do not use steam.
Iron area of the garment where the emblem will be placed for 25 seconds.
Place emblem in desired location.
Place light weight press cloth over the emblem. Using a back and forth motion, press firmly with iron for 25 seconds. DO NOT apply hot iron directly to the emblem embroidery.
Turn the garment inside out. Using a back and forth motion, iron the back side of the emblem  for 45-60 seconds while pressing firmly.
Turn the garment right side out. Place press cloth over the emblem. Iron edges of the emblem to ensure they are properly sealed. DO NOT apply hot iron directly to the emblem embroidery.
Allow to cool thoroughly.