There are two forms of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, BJJ Gi and No-Gi. Gi Jiu Jitsu is grappling while using the traditional Gi and is a form that allows you to grab the clothing of your opponent. However, No-Gi BJJ is grappling without the traditional uniform and instead, practitioners would wear shorts and a rash guard. In No-Gi grappling you cannot grab your opponent’s clothing.


To become a complete BJJ fighter, it’s best for a person to train both forms. Training in a traditional Gi will make moves like escapes more difficult due to the added friction which means when transitioning from Gi to No-Gi training, you will gain many benefits as the same techniques will be less difficult.


BJJ Shorts


BJJ Shorts also known as fight shorts, Vale Tudo shorts or MMA shorts are essential for No-Gi Jiu Jitsu. These shorts are designed to enable the fighter to execute movements and techniques of BJJ. They are beneficial as they do not slide off easily which is very important due to the amount of grabs, pulls and holds they will experience throughout their sessions. They also give the fighter a lot of flexibility,  whether they are on the ground or for kicking if they are practising MMA. The shorts also don’t have any metal objects that can cause damage to training partners or opponents like buttons and zippers.


Rash Guards


No-Gi grappling practitioners will wear Rash Guards as they are designed to wick moisture away from the body and help the athlete stay cool and dry. Rash Guards are also typically made with flatlock stitching to increase the garments’ strength and minimizes discomfort/chafing.


Basic No-Gi BJJ Gear


The basic gear needed for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu No-Gi training includes BJJ Shorts, Rash Guards, Mouth Guards, Groin Protectors and last but not least, you will need somewhere to put all of this equipment! For all your BJJ gear, we have a different range Duffle Bags & Back Packs available.


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