Plain design – no flames, you can silkscreen it yourself if you want to
Thick, durable and strong material
Nice and tight fit (not loose anywhere)
I always cry inside and feel helpless when I see new visitors falling for the up-sell of 60 eur no-name rashguard because they are not able to figure out the internet.
You can get this Sondico as your first rash guard to wear under the gi or for nogi and then take your time to figure out if maybe xmartial, MA1 x B-Team, Future Kimonos or any other actual brand is your thing.
I have filmed three BJJ competitions for my team so far. I find it more rewarding and much simpler than taking photos. I have used a smartphone as a camera and a tripod for smooth panning. For the tripod, I have used either two-way fluid head (video head) or three-way pan head.
I have thought about filming with DSLR but I would need expensive and 28-70 mm light lens which I do not have and the complexity of the whole filming process would also increase.
This is the video I filmed at Estonian Nogi Championships using iPhone SE3. You can see the wide angle, image stabilization as well as the quality of the digital zoom.
21. oktoobril toimus BTT Estonias Murilo Bustamante (7th degree coral belt) seminar, mille järgselt andis treener Sergio De A Cabral mõned vööd. Musta vöö said Sergei Marmeljuk, Efosa Erharuyi ja Tarmo Jüristo. Video leiab siit.
This is one of the videos ranking the best exercises for grappling strength that I have found useful.
I very much enjoy Alex Sterner’s Instagram. He gives out valuable tips on exercising and recovery. Emphasising sleep and nutrition. And constantly mocking cold plunges, weird diets, weird exercises, functional training etc. Hilarious content.
This video by B Team also helps to explain some simple exercises and the rationale behind each of them this way.
I will start posting things here that I find on social media where BJJ athletes talk about their injuries. Not to scare anyone away from starting with BJJ but to give a realistic overview of what is probably going to happen to you when you are more competitive than a regular slacker.
This Instagram post by Tom DeBlass (41) really made me think about how unhealthy BJJ actually is. When I reached the place where he says “At 41 years young…” I was really amused because I thought – by everything he had just described – that he is older than 60.
Möödunud nädalavahetusel toimus Soomes, Vantaas väga tore BJJ võistlus BJJ Finnish Open 2023. Mulle tundub, et see võikski olla meie piirkonna kõige olulisem gi võistlus – vöötasemeid on palju ja osalejaid samuti palju. Samuti osales (vähemalt) üks väga kõrgel tasemel BJJ täht Espen Mathiesen, kes võitis kõik enda kategooria (-83 kg, pruunid ja mustad vööd) matšid alistusega 3-4 minutiga kuid avatud klassis kaotas Kjetil Lydvo‘le (Frontline Academy blackbelt, 94.3+ kg), kes avatud klassi lõpus võitis.
Kimono tuleb pesta pärast iga treeningut. Hea mõte on pesta (kergelt) ka enne esimest kasutuskorda, sest muidu võib värske gi jätta partnerile ja sinu kehale igasugust sodi/pudi.
Kimonot pestakse pesumasinas ja kasutada tuleb ka pesuvahendit (pesupulber, pesugeel). Mina pesen 30-40 kraadi juures (kuidas kunagi tuju on), kuivatan 800 pöördega tsentrifuugis suurema vee välja + pärast riputan kuivama. Kasutan Mayer Sensitive pesugeeli, mis ei jäta (näiteks kellelgi teise jaoks) rõivastele häirivat lõhna.
I named this post “tips” just to get more SEO juice. These are my observations as a BJJ blue belt to document the way I think of some fundamental things.
Protect yourself (and your partner) at all times
As long the fight is on, you are (also) responsible for your safety. People (especially beginners) tend to forget that. If you are in doubt of your safety then you can always stop the roll. If you are not sure that your arm or knee bends that way or if your neck can stand the pressure from that angle – just STOP the roll and take the time to investigate. Stopping the roll is always an option whenever you feel uncomfortable.
Some people want to win at all costs. Some people want to play sports.
It is healthier in the long term to be the one who wants to play. If some people want to win, let them win. Don’t reflect the violence because it doubles the violence. If I get an overly aggressive partner then I will simply stay calm and play an overly defensive game – for example, move between the turtle and running man the whole round.
I don’t know what is the reason behind it but in training environment people like to give advice outside their scope. Recovery, excercising, nutrition, supplements, medical interventions, financial, life coaching etc. Very often the advice in not of high quality. So it is not wise to implement everything immediately.
Honor in jiu-jitsu
If you win because your partner does not know what to do – is there really (an honour in that) win? (by Priit)