If you're familiar with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you may have noticed that competitors sometimes train without a gi and instead wear a tight-fitting, stretchy shirt. This shirt, known as a rash guard, is an essential component of the BJJ uniform. However, how tight should BJJ rash guards be?
BJJ practitioners are very likely to strike the floor's mat hard. In the past, competitors shielded themselves from the mat and one another by donning a garment called a gi. However, in a style of BJJ known as No-Gi BJJ, you must always wear a rash guard.
A women's BJJ rash guard should fit snugly against the torso, allowing for a one-inch stretch. It shouldn't be too baggy or too tight so that blood flow is restricted. If it's too loose, you won't be protected from infection or mat burns, but if it's too tight, you won't be able to move.
A second skin-like fit is what you want from your rash guard. It must be both snug enough to prevent sliding while you wrestle and loose enough to allow for full range of motion. To keep sweat from your skin and reduce your risk of getting an infection on the mat, the best women’s BJJ rash guards are made with moisture-wicking and antibacterial fabric. At Alchemize Fightwear, our Transform Ranked Women's Jiu Jitsu Rash Guards are composed of 84% polyester and 16% spandex to wick away body moisture. The buttery-soft fabric has a figure-flattering cut that hugs you in all the right places for maximum comfort and flexibility.
Alchemize Fightwear is your one stop shop for all your women's grappling, women's wrestling, women's bjj gear, and women's fightwear needs. To learn more or to view our collection of high-quality apparel, please visit us online.