What to wear to grappling class?

When participating in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), wearing appropriate clothing is essential for comfort, safety, and effective training. Here's some advice on what to wear in BJJ:

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1. Rash Guard:

A rash guard is a form-fitting, stretchy athletic shirt primarily designed for sports and activities where the wearer's skin might be in contact with rough surfaces or prone to abrasions. Originally used in water sports like surfing, it has gained popularity in various activities, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), grappling, and other combat sports.

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2. Shorts/Spats:

Grappling shorts are specialized athletic shorts primarily designed for use in martial arts, wrestling, and grappling sports such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). They are tailored to provide comfort, flexibility, and durability during intense training or competition sessions.
*Remember when buying shorts for grappling, that the shorts do NOT have pockets.

mouthpiece or gum shield, is a protective device worn over the teeth and gums

3. Mouthguard:

A mouthguard, also known as a mouthpiece or gum shield, is a protective device worn over the teeth and gums to safeguard the mouth during sports or physical activities, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

In the context of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, where practitioners engage in ground grappling, sparring, and positional control, the likelihood of accidental impacts or strikes to the face is relatively high. Therefore, wearing a properly fitted mouthguard is strongly recommended as an essential piece of protective gear.