Story time. So last week I was at my BJJ class and it was a nogi day. Good day, learned how to better secure an RNC and had some decent rolls. When I got home though I noticed a bunch of small cuts under my wrists (no emo jokes) and above my ankles and was thinking wtf? How do you get cuts in a grappling match? I trained with my instructor a few days ago and he told me more than likely because someone didn't clip their finger/toe nails. I thought gross but didn't worry about it too much. Tonight I found out someone who was also cut from the toe nail got staph as a result. wut. It was that guys first day at our gym too. Not a good first impression. We do clean our mats daily though I don't know if they clean them between classes. It freaked me a bit cause that could've easily been me. I've seen what staph can do. IT AIN'T PRETTY. I'm guessing this is common knowledge for the grappling community so this is more directed to news guys like me starting out. So yea, CLIP YOUR NAILS. Epilogue: The guy's fine. He went to the doctor at the first sign and got medication.