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Zack is an avid jiu jitsu practitioner and martial arts nerd. He currently holds a brown belt in BJJ. When not on the mats or in the gym, he can be found going for walks with his wife, attempting (and often failing) to train his dog, and frequently obsessing over a specific hobby only to forget about it a week later.

How Long Does It Take to Get Cauliflower Ear from BJJ? How Common Is It Really?

After a blow to the ear if it shows signs of swelling, fluid can build up and eventaully harden after 7-10 days.. If you are susceptible to cauliflower ear, you will likely see signs within the first 2 years of your bjj training. However, if you don’t notice any swelling or lasting damage to your ears duing that time, the odds that you will get cauliflower ear during your training are very low.

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Gi vs No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Which Is Better? Which Is Easier? Which One Should You Train?

There are benefits to training both:

However, if you want a more fast paced, realistic, and wrestling-influenced type of training no gi bjj may be best for you. No gi has been rising in popularity and is certainly more popular in terms of viewership as well as its use for MMA.

If you prefer a slower paced, slightly more technical game, that may not exactly mirror self defense situations (due to the gi and gi grips), you may want to train gi Brazilian jiu jitsu.

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How to Find the Correct Gi Size for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Ultimate BJJ Sizing Guide)

To find your correct gi size you should take your measurements, review the brand’s gi size chart, and, if needed, reach out to the manufacturer directly to confirm sizing. If you are in between sizes you should buy the larger size since you can always shrink it by washing in hot water and putting it in dryer or having it tailored.

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What Are the Different Weave Types for BJJ Gis? And Which One Is Best?

There are four main weave types that are used for BJJ (Brazilian jiu jitsu) gis. They are single weave, double weave, gold weave, and pearl weave. Single weave is more affordable and light weight, double weave is heavier and used more for judo gis. Gold weave is used more in traditional gis and is prone to shrinking. Pearl weave is the most common weave type used in modern gis and is a good balance of comfort and durability.

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