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  1. xdaniel67x

    xdaniel67x White Belt

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    And man can this sport get expensive.....

    I'm taking muay thai 1x week and BJJ 2x week and already I've had to purchase

    Sprawl shorts - the basketball shorts I had on was not gonna cut it....kept wanting to fall off my ass.

    Mouthguard, Jockstrap, Steel cup, and I figure once I get a bit more advanced I'll need the shinguards, headgear, etc. for sparring.

    About how much do you guys spend on gear every now and then? I'm hoping it's more of a one time starting type expense.
     
  2. cic

    cic White Belt

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    You should buy second hand gear
     
  3. feedmelies

    feedmelies You done goof'd

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    Honestly, once you buy that stuff, you're pretty much set. It should all last for quite awhile.
     
  4. GermanBJJ

    GermanBJJ And It's Gone!

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    Bingo. This is why I buy high quality gear only. In the long run, it is probably cheaper because quality gear lasts so much longer.
     
  5. boogiejuice

    boogiejuice Banned Banned

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    buy a used cup. those things are the most expensive.
     
  6. Well congrats.
     
  7. Minotauro693

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    lol well done boogiejuice...well done
     
  8. Credo

    Credo Punishment Belt

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    Mouthpiece is like 2$, groin protection 15$, good gloves 60-100$, good shin guards 60-100$, don
     
  9. BulldogSIX

    BulldogSIX Orange Belt

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    Don't foget the competition fees. I typically pay between $30 and $60 per BJJ tournament.
     
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    DonkeyPuncher Orange Belt

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  11. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Green Belt

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    Yea save up and get good shit
     
  12. RapidKnee

    RapidKnee Green Belt

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    dude i dont use any of that shit....i just use my skills in order to not get hurt...i roll around rough but the most i ever get is sore muscles and matburn sometimes.

    i laugh at the newbs at the academy who don all this equipment , look corny and then display no skills...

    i hope you arent one of those lol
     
  13. Lawrence Dunning

    Lawrence Dunning Amateur Fighter

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    I havent worn a cup in BJJ for years....and bar a couple of instances still can crank women!
     
  14. scorcho

    scorcho Brown Belt

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    Cups and mouthpieces are a must, everything else can be added later.
     
  15. who

    who Guest

    knowing ur superior to your opponent= priceless

    some things money cant buy for everything else u mastercard ..the official card of fighters everywhere
     
  16. ChristophVB

    ChristophVB Banned Banned

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    There you go.
    Way back when the only thing I bought was my first pair of bag gloves (still have them). When you want to learn to play guitar, don't buy the amp and all the foot pedals until you can actually play.
     
  17. ItSaGiFt

    ItSaGiFt Green Belt

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    Try out eBay - I picked up a brand new pair of Fairtex MMA gloves that usually retail at about
     
  18. who

    who Guest


    yea u dont go fuck jenna jamison on ur first try u fuck ur hand.
     
  19. Credo

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    Your gym usually have boxing gloves but WARNING, get your own, cause your hands will smell like cheese for a week after a training session. :icon_excl
     
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    The fun & experience should make it worthwhile.
     

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