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Versus Grappling Tournaments for 2015 / What should I wear to my first class?

Most of our BJJ classes are gi classes (although we do teach some no-gi, sports focused classes). The gi is a traditional uniform used by many martial arts, but a BJJ gi is a much thicker and heavier garment than a karate or Japanese Jiu Jitsu gi. You do not need to buy a gi for your first class, however.

For your first class, we recommend you wear shorts or tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt. The garments you wear may be grabbed and pulled on, so choose something sturdy and that you don’t mind being tugged at. For safety reasons, do not wear anything with zips, pockets or buttons. If you have long hair, please tie it back with a soft hair tie.

It is a good idea to bring a bottle of water with you. There are regular water breaks throughout the class, and you will need to stay hydrated to avoid injury.

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