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Essentials You May Need In Your Gym Bag For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

By 15 November 2023No Comments

Essentials You May Need In Your Gym Bag For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

In this article, we will provide an analysis of the essentials that practitioners may need in the city of Bristol.

? Here is a summary of what this article will contain:

✅ Essentials that you will need at some point.
✅ Below are some essential items that will help.

  • Gi (Kimono)
  • No Gi Gear
  • Belt
  • Mouthguard
  • Water Bottle
  • Towel
  • Flip Flops Or Sandals
  • Personal Hygiene 
  • First Aid Kit
  • Tape
  • Electrolytes

1. Gi (Kimono)

If you train in the gi, make sure to pack a clean and dry gi for each training session.

2. No Gi Gear

If your gym also offers no-gi classes, include rash guards, spats (not a necessity), and no-gi shorts.

3. Belt

Don’t forget your BJJ belt. Some people prefer to keep an extra one in their bag in case they forget or misplace theirs.

4. Mouthguard

Protect your teeth during sparring by wearing a mouthguard (not a necessity).

5. Water Bottle

Stay hydrated throughout your training session by bringing a water bottle.

6. Towel

Wipe off sweat during and after training. Especially if you do not have time to shower at the academy.

7. Flip Flops Or Sandals

Protect your feet from common skin infections in locker rooms and showers. You should always have something on your feet when stepping off the mat.

8. Personal Hygiene Items / Wash Bag

Include items like deodorant, body wipes, shower gel and any other personal hygiene items you may need.

9. Mini First Aid Kit

Small first aid kit with bandages, antiseptic wipes, and any personal medications you might need. Just in case the club first aid kit does not have the item you may need.

10. Tape

Athletic tape for minor injuries or to support fingers and joints. At some stage, we can guarantee at least every BJJ practitioner has used tape for one reason or another.

11. Electrolytes

If you are planning to do multiple sessions in one day, we would recommend an electrolyte or sports drink to replace the minerals and salts you may have lost through sweating.


Remember that the specific items you need may vary based on personal preferences, gym rules, and whether you’re training in gi or no-gi sessions. It’s always a good idea to check with your gym and instructors for any specific requirements they may have.

Yalcin Sucu

I am a full-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach & competitor at Roger Gracie West Bristol(With a knack for technology and computers!)#BlueBelt