You know, I've always thought judo was cool because they mostly managed to avoid all the crazy fads that overcame some practitioners of other arts. Flamboyant red-white-blue stars-and-stripes uniforms... Tassels, epaulets, stripes, belts of every color imaginable... Every square inch covered with logos and advertising and the name of your sensei/sifu/guru... The introduction of the blue gi as an optional standard in judo was a little scandalous to me, but I got over that pretty quickly.
I thought I'd seen it all, and then Hatashita sent me this today...
The new camoflage gi! What I want to know is this, are they trying to avoid being seen on the mat or are they doing judo in the desert against real enemies?