Stretchy shorts + BJJ = broken toes?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by DangerDan, May 31, 2008.

  1. DangerDan

    DangerDan Guest

    My BJJ instructor said that wearing basketball shorts for a no gi class is a good way to break toes because they get caught in the material easier than they would if you were wearing mma shorts that don't stretch.

    Is this true? I trust him but it doesn't seem like there would really be much of a difference.

    Is there?
     
  2. theocean

    theocean Silver Belt

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    id trust him
     
  3. monkey roll

    monkey roll Green Belt

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    yea, it's true, same goes for big baggy shirts
     
  4. Deloitte

    Deloitte Blue Belt

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    It's true, stop being poor and get some decent gear. It's a good investment long term anyway.
     
  5. Newcastle

    Newcastle Brown Belt

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    Agreed with the above. Plus, do you really want to look like a douche and not listen to your instructor?
     
  6. The Colonel

    The Colonel Purple Belt

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    Yes, I hate it when some new guys show up wearing big, baggy loose ass t-shirts and basketball shorts. My feet get stuck or wrapped up in their clothing everytime I work butterfly guard, then I have to make them stop so I can keep from breaking my toes or ankles.
     
  7. SLaKKJaW

    SLaKKJaW Blue Belt

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    Yeah. I don't really like training with guys that have baggy clothes, but the T-shirt thing I don't sweat too much, since I run into it all the time in competition anyway. In the perfect world, everyone would grapple with rashguards on.
     
  8. DangerDan

    DangerDan Guest

    No, I got two pairs of fight shorts, and a third on the way. I was just asking cause sometimes I wear bball shorts when I forget to do the wash.

    Thanks guys.



    and yeah, I've had the shirt thing, that sucks. Stupid wannabe thugs.
     
  9. Defy

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    ^^^
     
  10. Azguero

    Azguero White Belt

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    Nothing is worse than getting your hands caught in the baggy sleevless shirt of the spaz who is coming in for his free trial class
     

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