In a perfect BJJ training world no one would get skin infections.
Unfortunately, that’s never going to be the case.
If there’s one thing that should be true it’s that after every great roll session should comes a great shower. For some, the experience of washing your body can be particularly spiritual, very relaxing and even healing. For others a shower after isn’t even a thought. Those usually are the training partners we avoid to work with. When it’s your nose that tells you who to avoid, you know something is wrong
What is that smell? And why do I have to avoid training with it? That smell is from an odor causing bacteria. But odor isn’t the worst of it. Dangerous skin infections common in BJJ like MRSA, staph A, acne, ringworm, jock itch, and athlete’s foot also live on dirty skin, GI’s and equipment can be prevented with proper BJJ hygiene. Usually you’re not the only person who is training, sweating and rolling around on the mat. Whatever you bring with you goes home with the other training partners whether they like it or not.
As you move through the training environment your Gi, your belt, and your skin are accumulating all the particles and microorganisms that others bring to the academy from their lives —and share it on the mat with their training partners.
Jiu Jitsu academies are naturally a breeding ground for bacteria fungus and viruses because of their warm humid climate and close quarters training. Proper hygiene is one of the smartest ways to defend yourself. It’s important for Jiu-Jitsu athletes to follow good hygiene practices to your training partners and your academy. Learning and sharing little tips, like keeping your finger and toenails closely trimmed, and to never shower before a training session because it can strip your skins healthy bacteria from fighting infections, can and will greatly reduce the chances of an infection spreading through your academy. Often people ask themselves what is the best soap to use after training BJJ. I’m here to tell you its Defense Soap.
Definitely some good qualities an aspiring BJJ artist would look for when selecting the right soap.
In the end
When it all comes down to it I would make sure my soap answers all of the questions above. If my choice came down to two similar products but one company had test done to show its effectiveness and one didn’t. I would trust the brand that provided the clinical studies to its customers regarding its safety and effectiveness hands down. Not many companies do this. Defense Soap does. Major hygiene manufacturers that mass produced cheap soap and its imitations, known as “beauty cream bars ” loaded them with chemicals with no absolutely no studies done on the long term effects on human health. After decades of being viciously marketed to the masses these products containing the harmful chemicals are being found to have severe immune and hormonal effects. Choose the soap that’s natural and honest like greatest BJJ athletes are.
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Their first promotion together will involve 1001 Submissions – The DVDs. This will be the fight industry’s largest instructional DVD set, by a large margin— an unprecedented 40+ volumes of submissions, from everywhere. No cheesy finger locks or oil checks here; the world’s elite grapplers & MMA fighters use these submissions.
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