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STUDENT GUIDE
Mount Maunganui Jiu Jitsu

UNIFORM & EQUIPMENT

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU Uniform

Students are expected to have appropriate equipment for class (see below)

*note: New students are not required to have the complete uniform for your first few classes. You can wear basic sports clothing if you do not have specific grappling gear.

GI

Required* The gi is the traditional uniform used in the Jiu Jitsu. We use Jiu Jitsu-specific gis which are quite different than some of the other martial arts.  Other martial arts gis (karate, tae kwon do, etc.) likely cannot handle the wear and tear of grappling techniques and may rip or tear easily). Any colour and brand is acceptable in our gym, however we ask that you do not wear patches from other clubs (we do allow patches drom other clubs at open mats).

For seminars and grading a WHITE Gi is compulsory, hence we recommend your first Gi is white.

GIs should be tailored using cotton or cotton-like fabric only. The fabric should not be so thick or hard as to impede an opponent from gripping it. 

KIDS: Gi is worn for school terms 2 and 3 (for kids 15 years and below a WHITE Gi is compulsory)

**See notes about competing

NO GI

Required* When we are practicing “no gi”  we do not wear the traditional gi but wear grappling/MMA style attire. 

KIDS: No gi is worn for school terms 1 and 4

Top options:
Both genders must wear a shirt of elastic material (skin tight for example rash guard-style/spandex top (short or long sleeve)) long enough to cover the torso all the way to the waistband of the shorts.

>>Ranked rash guards are required in the tutorial classes. During open mats any colour/desing rash guard can be worn.<<

Pant options:
BJJ/MMA Grappling shorts
Rash guard-style pants (spats)
Gi pants

Please avoid clothing with zippers, rivets and buttons that may cause injury.

**See notes about competing.

Notes

*New students are NOT required to have all equipment for your first few classes. You can wear sports clothing if you do not have specific BJJ or grappling gear.
⚠️ Please avoid clothing that may have zippers, buttons and other hard objects that may impede training or cause injury.

**Students who would like to compete need to notify their coach as soon as possible (When competing, see official rules and policies for equipment by the competition or tournament organization. Rules may vary by organization, league or federation)

Students who are competing will be required to represent MMJJ via either patches on their Gi, MMJJ branded rash vests, and/or general clothing (hoodies, t-shirts etc).

By doing the above you are representing the gym and the students who helped you get where you are.

If you have any questions regarding uniform or equipment, please contact us.

EQUIPMENT

MOUTHGUARD
Recommended We have some available at our gym shop or you can get these at most sports retailers locally or online. 

WATERBOTTLE
Recommended Hydration is important! You can fill up your bottle at home or at our gym.

ATHLETIC TAPE/STRAPPING
Optional Used as skin/blister protection, support or restraints to prevent injuries on fingers, toes, and other body parts, or use as temporary bandage reinforcement. We have plenty available at our gym shop

CLEANING YOUR UNIFORM/EQUIPMENT
  • Your uniform and equipment should be properly maintained and cleaned daily!
  • Gi’s, attire & all equipment need to be washed/cleaned after EVERY CLASS!
  • This will help ensure a comfortable, safe and healthy environment, while respecting the other members (you don’t want to be the “smelly student” 😉 or the one that causes an infection. 🦠)

WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR FIRST CLASS

Recommended

  • Sports clothing: If you do not have a gi, then you can simply wear a T-shirt, rash guard, athletic shorts or pants, etc.
  • Water Bottle
  • Mouthguard if you have one
  • Small bag/pack to store personal belongings
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