How to be a better competitor without even putting on a gi!

Ok, admit it how many people clicked on this blog just because of the title alone? I would love to say that this blog was going to pass on some top secret mojo that was given to me in a secret ceremony by a legendary black belt but it’s not! It’s far more practical and realistic than that.

Generally you do get better at BJJ by doing BJJ and there are no magic shortcuts. However here are some things that might help if you’re preparing for competition especially during your off mat time (everyone needs rest days!) or if like me recently you’ve been struck by the dreaded lurgie!

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Printing Your Own Gi Checker

If you are a regular IBJJF competitor you know how important it is to be able to pass gi check. We’ve all had that nerve-racking minute while you find out if you’re allowed to move forward to the mat. The last time we saw a gi checker for sale generally was with Scramble.  A few years ago they did a limited run of them in wood but I haven’t seen them on sale anywhere since. Even a quick Google did not turn up any currently on sale which is why 3D printing your own seems the best (and only option) unless you know a man at the IBJJF / can important one! Continue reading “Printing Your Own Gi Checker”