I put this on another forum, but I thought I could get more responses here. I am just curious why do so many people continue to train in BJJ with all the contagious skin conditions out there? From what I red there is mat herpes, ring worm, Staph (MRSA) etc. So why do you all still train knowing that their is a chance you might get infected? I would love to do BJJ it looks like a lot of fun, but every time I consider doing it there is always some thread I read about someone getting staph or Herpes which scares the shit out of me. I am planning on coming back to NYC and would love to train at Marcelo's academy or Shaolins, but I just don't want to get herpes or staph. So I ask again why do you all still train?