Having been in combat sports for over 7 years and taking many strikes to the head, I took it upon myself to really understand the benefits and drawbacks of wearing the best headgear for MMA sparring, even if it was 7 years too late! Ultimately, if you are entering into some form of combat that inflicts damage to your head, and therefore the brain, you should be considering factors to mitigate head trauma as much as possible. Wearing headgear for MMA comes down to your skill level, experience, fighting style, and ultimate goal in the sport. In this post, we break down the best headgear on the market today and how to decide whether it’s for you.
One side effect of participating in BJJ competitions and sparring sessions is that one sweats profusely. The obvious solution is to wash your gi, but many fabrics are notorious for shrinking after one washing session. That is why you may wonder whether BJJ gis shrink.