No Gi Shop Blog #1 | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) is a derivative of Judo that has emerged in Brazil. It is a modern discipline, based on technique and timing rather than physical strength. No need to have a big size to be an excellent Jujitsuka. The fighting is on the ground and consists of fixed assets and joint keys of the arms and legs.
You must protect your body well when practicing Jiu-Jitsu. Serious injuries are to be feared without the use of protective equipment. But Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu equipment is not just about protective gear. There are also elements whose mission is to ensure comfort during training.
When practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, protect the most sensitive parts of the body, including the mouth, genitals, joints or limbs. Comfort is a point often overlooked by fighters, which is a mistake. BJJ is a martial art with many techniques on the ground. When practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, your skin is in direct contact with your training partner or opponent and the mat and is exposed to friction. These can cause irritation or skin injury.
To avoid this type of problem, rashguards are recommended. This protective apparel is usually made with nylon and/or spandex. The rashguard perfectly matches the contours of the body and offers excellent protection against friction. Moreover, this garment allows a good regulation of the body temperature and makes perspiration less unpleasant.
Rash Guards in BJJ
The Rash Guard is obviously not the only clothing used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but it is certainly the most popular. Commonly referred to as the rashguard, you can use compression garments to improve your performance. this type of garment is designed to fit the shape of your body. It has the particularity to support the muscles, making training sessions less stressful. In Gi Jiu-Jitsu competition, you must wear a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi. The discipline is imported from Japan, it is practiced with a kimono. On our website, you can easily find Kimonos for your next BJJ Competition.
Besides the obvious equipment necessary for safety in JiuJitsu like mats, another fundamental equipment that will help reduce injuries and maintain your practice of BJJ for many years is the Mouthguard
This is a piece of equipment that many people practice without and that I have seen typical injuries as a result. Practicing without a mouthpiece doesn't make sense as it's an inexpensive piece of equipment that can prevent chipped and broken teeth. Something that can easily occur during sparring. It doesn't take much but an accidental knee or elbow to the mouth crack easily crack or knock out a tooth. It is less common to get this type of injury during drilling and repositioning techniques but during sparring (rolling) it's a lot more common. Especially if the sparring is done in preparation for competition.
Lastly I would like to add the Protective Cup. There are many variations of this necessary piece of equipment. Although many people don't wear them throughout training, I would highly recommend wearing one to prevent injury. ALWAYS wear a protective cup during sparring (rolling) and competition. My best suggestion is to buy a newer product that is a jock-strap with a built-in compartment for the protective cup. I have found this version of the cup to be the most comfortable and least distracting. Whether you choose to wear one during training is one thing but you'll find it very wise during competition.
In the end remember, you'll want to practice grappling for a long time and unnecessarily risking your health for the sport is just not smart in the long run, especially when it's very simple and inexpensive to protect yourself.
No Gi Shop offers everything you need for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training and competition: Rashguards, Spats, MMA Shorts, Gis (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kimonos), Protective Gear and Training Equipment.
We wish you the best in your BJJ journey and look forward to providing you with the best products along the way!