Ya right, I hear you. All your training partners are great guys, all part of a great big family. Everyone loves each other, and everyone treats everyone else with respect. It's one great big jiu-jitsu love fest.
Our friends at Iron Lion asked us to shower with them...
The most important thing you can do as a good training partner is keep yourself clean. Come to class clean, and shower as soon as you can afterwards. Wash your gi and rashguard after every session. Trim your fingernails and toenails. Make sure you wash your hair. And if you have, or even suspect you have, a skin condition like ringworm or staph stay off the mats until it’s completely healed!
I've been on the proverbial soap box since we started publishing BJJ Weekly, and if you've been with us for a while you're probably sick of hearing about it. But still every week we get emails from people who aren't sure about what's expected, or they need to deal with a stinky nasty training partner. I asked my friend Bon, the owner of Fight Soap to give us his take on good hygiene. I recommend sharing this article with new training partners so they know right up front what's expected! - Bill
Are you using anti-bacterial products after training? That might be a bad idea. Turns out that your skin has a thriving ecosystem of bacteria, fungi, and viruses living on it. If you knock out the bacteria, you might be helping out the fungi and viruses. And that's not good.
Our friends at Fight Soap have a new flavor out, Vicious Vixen, made for ladies who train. It smells absolutely amazing!
One of our readers has a small company that has developed a deep cleansing shampoo that he sent in for us to try. We all roll in pretty tight quarters and you definitely want to keep your hair and scalp clean after training. The last thing I want is some creepy crawlers running around my scalp.
This week the guys take a look at a range of products from Athletic Body Care and discover that men are not supposed to use scrubbies but they can take baths...
According to the website, Fight Soap is an "ultra premium lineup of soap made for Mixed Martial Arts MMA fighters, strikers, and grapplers". The soap is made with some essential oils that are supposed to have anti bacterial properties. The soap comes in a small plastic container that makes it easy to toss in your gym bag.