Christmas is here and we all know someone who’s very difficult to shop for. If they happen to practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu then your Christmas shopping just got a whole lot easier. Take a look below at the 5 best jiu-jitsu Christmas gifts:
The gi is the traditional kimono uniform used not only in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but also in many other martial arts. However, jiu-jitsu gis are specially made to be durable and withstand the wear and tear of being gripped and pulled on, which is a common aspect of the sport. They’re also made to strict specifications like, lapel length, sleeve width and collar width that make them legal for use in competitions. If the gi does not meet these requirements competitors can be disqualified from tournaments. If your loved one is a jiu-jitsu competitor (competes in at least 4 competitions per year) then they are eligible to wear the new ATT FTL black competitor gi. These gis are lightweight to make reaching the maximum weight limit easier and are IBJJF approved, meeting all requirements to be competition legal. Of course, if your loved one is simply a BJJ practitioner and not a competitor, then the standard ATT FTL blue or white gis are also made to the same specifications and look great as well, making them an ideal jiu-jitsu Christmas gift.
Rash guards are an essential part of the BJJ uniform, both for traditional gi jiu-jitsu and no gi submission wrestling. They’re specifically designed to wick away moisture, dry quickly and limit skin on skin contact, which helps to prevent conditions like ringworm. The ATT FTL pro shop has a wide variety of rash guards, both short sleeve and long sleeve. The rash guards come in a variety of colors to display your belt rank, making them IBJJF approved and legal for competition unlike many other rash guards.
Shorts are an essential part of the BJJ uniform for No Gi submission grappling. Many people make the mistake of thinking they can wear normal athletic shorts for grappling activities, but soon find they lack the flexibility required and also do not come equipped with a waistband designed to keep the shorts from sliding down during sparring sessions. In addition, our grappling shorts come with no zippers, (which can scratch the mats and your training partners), no pockets (which your partners can catch their toes or fingers in) and are fully IBJJF approved for competition.
Finger tape is another perfect jiu-jitsu Christmas gift because it helps protect your loved one’s joints from the wear and tear of Brazilian jiu-jitsu or judo, both of which involve a lot of gripping of collars and sleeves and can be tough on your fingers over time. Taping your fingers is a common preventative measure against finger pain and injuries. Common athletic tape, unfortunately, often peels off once you start sweating. Tape brands like Monkey Tape are specifically designed for grappling and will not only stay on through sparring sessions but also have the major added benefit of being precut to the proper width for taping finger joints, unlike other brands.
The ultimate jiu-jitsu Christmas gift for the grappler in your life is, of course, a gift card from the ATT FTL pro shop. Don’t bother guessing what color gi they prefer or what size rash guard fits them best. Give them the ability to choose for themselves. This is always the safest way to make sure your loved one gets the jiu-jitsu Christmas gift they truly want.