Versus Grappling Tournaments for 2015 / What equipment will I need if I decide to keep training BJJ?
The good news is that BJJ is not an equipment-heavy sport. All you need is a gi (or rash guard and shorts/spats), and a gum shield. Tatami make high quality and affordable gis. We have links with several gi manufacturers, including Gameness and Roll Supreme, so we can often get good deals on gis and other BJJ apparel. Just ask at one of the classes and we’ll supply you with the latest price list. If you are not sure what size to buy, we would be happy to give you some advice. Most people end up buying a couple of gis to make it easier to cope with the laundry load if they train several times per week.
You can buy “boil and bite” gum shields for just a few pounds from most sports stores, but these are usually low quality and do not fit very well. If you enjoy the sport, consider purchasing a custom-fit gumshield from your dentist or a company such as Gumz.co.uk. Custom-fit gum shields cost around £30, will last for a long time, are much more comfortable and offer better protection.
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