Starting BJJ

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by SamuraiWhack, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. SamuraiWhack

    SamuraiWhack Table Top

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    I finally found a BJJ class that isnt too far and assuming this is the best place to post this can anyone give me a basic list of equipment I will need to start with if any?

    (Also my apoligies if this is already in a thread somewhere the search function would work for me)

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Graunie

    Graunie Blue Belt

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    For now...shorts and a t-shirt.
     
  3. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    Is it gi or no-gi?
     
  4. SamuraiWhack

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    They only have beginner no-gi.

    I assumed only t-shirt and shorts but I see all this stuff about rashguards etc and wondered if I needed any of this stuff.

    Thanks again.
     
  5. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    T-shirt and shorts will be fine. You can get a rashguard and fight shorts if you want to be fancy. Kneepads/mouthguard/ankle supports optional.
     
  6. Deloitte

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    Nub.
     
  7. jasond

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    A cup and a mouth guard.
     
  8. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    Oh yeah...a cup is the most essential part!
     
  9. irc

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    You don't need a cup. Shorts and t-shirt is all you need. And the shorts - try to use boardshorts, not basketball shorts or shorts that fall much above your knee.
     
  10. JerseyTrash

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    To be honest, I've been training for about a year now and have yet to take a serious shot to the nuts. I'm sure when I do though I'll become the world's biggest cup advocate.
     
  11. Deloitte

    Deloitte Blue Belt

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    I've been training for about 2 years, I've never been hit hard in the nuts either.
     
  12. jasond

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    It's not about taking a shot in the nuts. It's about having a 200+ lb newb spaz trying to pass your guard up the middle with their shin grinding your manhood.
     
  13. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    I have been hit in the nuts several times (with and without cup). I would highly recommend one. One shot to the boys and you'll be a believer. You get used to it real quickly and doesn't inhibit movement despite popular opinion.
     
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    This was me. I never wore one for the first year till a guy did a knee slide pass of my halfguard and just crushed and ground my boys up. Now I always wear one.

    To the OP I'd also look at getting a couple ice packs. When you first start things are going to be real sore a lot. I always keep two in the freezer that I can put on as soon as I get home and get out of the shower. A little preventative ice can keep you on the mat longer the next day and avoid those day after moments where you can barley lift you arm or bend your elbow.
     
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    I definitely second the ice packs!
     
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    Buy a cup. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...
     

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