What is a rash guard shirt? And what do rash guards do?
No-gi training is on the rise in the world of jiu jitsu and the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation now sanctions official competition for this category. This major development in the sport has resulted in the majority of jiu jitsu practitioners using a rash guard shirt for training and combat. Rash guard shirts are lightweight technical shirts, and can be worn alone or beneath your BJJ Gi to wick away sweat and provide compression without limiting your ability to move.
Rashguards are an essential form of protection from what is commonly known as “mat-burn”, or damage caused to the skin from contact with the traditional tatami mats used in jiu jitsu. As these mats feature a textured surface which renders them waterproof whilst also offering traction, friction between skin and mat can result in this type of burn. Although the soles of the feet and palms must remain uncovered during combat, the preventative measure of wearing a rash guard can protect key areas of the body such as the chest, arms and back.
Consequently, a long-lasting, hard-wearing rashguard is an essential item for anybody looking to become involved with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and at Made4Fighters we have you covered, with our extensive selection of mens rash guard long sleeve and short sleeve shirts. Durability is a key consideration therefore we only stock rashguards from official, reputable brands with a history of producing outstanding products such as Grips Athletics, Venum, and Scramble. Made4Fighers also caters to every athlete with rash guards ranging from Small to XXL sizing.
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