Ok no posh title for this one but dealing with black eyes is the one things I dreaded when I started martial arts. It took over 5 years of Thai Boxing before I got my first one and since then I’ve had a variety of shiners. Luckily in BJJ I have only had a couple as they don’t happen as often but the chances of getting them are still enough that I thought it was worth sharing my top tips.
Bruises – nobody want them but they’re an inevitability for women in BJJ. Whether through our own clumsiness, our training partners or just because they just mythically appear (which they do!) they will become a part of your life. So here’s my bruises 101 survival guide.