Anyone who chooses to get into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu must always follow the rules and have the proper equipment. This always the fighter to stay safe when he or she will be competing against during practice and competition.
Now we ask ourself, what do you need for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? well for starters, you will need to get yourself a Gi this is the official uniform that is worn by everyone.
The correct Gi has sleeves that do not exceed more than a fist distance up the arm from the waist so that your opponent can be able to grab you which is one way for an opponent to score a point.
Since the uniform is prone to wear and tear, you will need to buy a new one every so often. The Gi should also be kept clean at all times and among try getting blue or darker color which for obvious reasons is better than white. Ours at BVT is dark blue so you do not have to worry about buying that online.
One of the best ways to improve in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is to spar. So you don’t inflict any major damage during this, you should wear gloves and feet protectors.
You can find these products online and also in your neighborhood sporting goods store other then the Gis. both open and closed palm designs are available. This needs to be checked first by the instructor and if used in competition by the official to make sure it follows the standard of at least half inch of medium to soft foam.
A rule for any and all equipment worn for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu especially the gloves is that it must never contain anything that is metal or plastic. You might think these are harmless but when it hits someone, it could cause a cut or something more serious.
No one wants a broke jaw or missing teeth so get yourself a mouth guard. Accidents do happen on the mats and one other part to protect especially for the men is the groin so make sure to wear a cap.
For the women, A sports bra is a must because if the Gi, gets loose, the sports bra prevents showing your breasts to everyone there.
Wearing a helmet might be optional except for fighters under 16 years of age, wearing a helmet to protect your ears, eyes and forehead in the event of a frontal strike.
A few other things you can get to help improve your skill are a notebook and looking up videos on the internet. By writing some notes and watching how other people do it, you can try and execute them during your next sparring.
All your equipment for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu must be kept clean and in good condition at all times. The Gi may cost a hundred dollars but it should last a good year or two before you have to replace it with another one.