Submission Wrestling: What to Wear

When you are getting ready to go into submission wrestling, the first thing you need to think about is what to wear. This can be a bit tricky, because you want to make sure that you are comfortable while still being able to move and grapple effectively. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best clothing options for submission wrestling.

What Is Submission Wrestling?

Before we show you what you need to wear for submission wrestling, we should briefly go over what submission wrestling is. Submission wrestling is essentially an umbrella term for a group of grappling martial arts ranging from combat wrestling, BJJ (Brazilian jiu-jitsu - both gi and no gi), judo, luta livre and other arts that focus on grappling methods like joint locks, heel hooks, chokes and other submission holds.

The term submission wrestling takes influence from grappling arts such as wrestling, freestyle wrestling, shoot wrestling, Greco roman wrestling, catch wrestling and other forms of sport grappling.

You can dive deeper into the details of common submission wrestling techniques with this guide here: Submission Wrestling 101: Tips & Techniques

This article will focus on what you need for grappling methods such as BJJ, mixed martial arts and other forms of ground fighting that includes submission holds.

What To Wear To Submission Wrestling

Now that you have a basic understanding of submission wrestling, let's take a look at what you should wear when competing. If you are looking for what gear you need for BJJ specifically check out this article: Gear Guide for BJJ Beginners: What You Need to Get Started

Shoes - The first thing you need to think about is shoes. You want something that will provide good grip and traction on the mat. Wrestling shoes are generally the best option for submission wrestling, but if you don't have any wrestling shoes, you can wear a pair of running shoes instead.

Many wrestlers will wear shoes on the mats but other styles such as judo and BJJ forbids it. If you are training for catch wrestling, Greco roman wrestling, freestyle wrestling, or shoot wrestling, you should be fine with wearing shoes. Ask your wrestling coaches if you are unsure.

Shorts - Next up are your shorts. When submission wrestling, you need to make sure that they have good grip so they don't ride up while grappling as this will distract you and affect your performance. MMA shorts or board shorts are generally the best option for submission wrestling.

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Submission Wrestling / BJJ Rash guard - Another important submission wrestling clothing item is the rash guard. A BJJ rash guard allows for movement due to its stretchy material. This staple submission grappling top will also help prevent skin infections caused by bacteria on the mats, so it's great if you train regularly.

BJJ SpatsBJJ spats are a submission wrestling clothing item that you shouldn't miss. They help prevent injuries like rug burns on mats and can also keep your legs warm while submission wrestling.

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BJJ Kimono - A BJJ kimono is a submission grappling clothing item that you won't need to wear unless you're doing submission wrestling with a gi. Otherwise, it's not necessary for submission wrestling without the kimono.

Compression Shorts - Compression shorts are a submission wrestling clothing item that you should have. They're great for grappling and even wearing under your board shorts.

MMA Gloves - MMA gloves are submission wrestling training items that can help protect your hands from submission wrestling. They're also great for submission wrestling training, but you won't need them to compete in submission grappling tournaments.

Grappling Gloves, Headgear, Mouth Guard

While not essential, grappling gloves, headgear and a mouth guard can all be helpful when submission wrestling. Grappling gloves will provide extra padding for your hands and fingers, while headgear can protect against concussions during submission wrestling matches. A mouth guard also provides added protection for your teeth when submission grappling; especially if you wear braces or dentures as this protects them from breaking off in a submission hold.

What To Look For When Buying Brazilian jiu-jitsu Training Gear

When looking to buy Brazilian jiu-jitsu training gear, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. The most important factor is the quality of the materials. Gear that is made from high-quality materials will last longer and perform better during training. You should also consider the fit of the gear. It’s important that the gear fits well so it doesn’t restrict your movement. You should also consider reading this guide: Proper BJJ Gi Care: How to Keep Your Gear Looking New

Here are some of the best submission wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu training gear:

Submission shark women's BJJ spats – These BJJ spats are made from high-quality materials and features a comfortable fit. It’s perfect for training and competition with interesting styles. They are squat proof and designed by industry experts.

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Submission shark women's long sleeve jiu jitsu rash guard – This long-sleeve rash guard is made from high-quality materials and features a comfortable fit. It’s perfect for training or competition.

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The Submission Shark BJJ hoodie is stylish and comfortable, making it the ideal choice when you need to stay warm while training outdoors.

Submission Shark youth jiu-jitsu spats – Your new submission shark spats are made from premium materials and features a squat proof style. They’re perfect for tough training, competition or as comfortable rest day clothing.

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How Much Does Martial Arts and Combat Submission Fighting Gear Cost?

Submission Shark offers a wide variety of quality training gear at an affordable price. You can purchase everything you need to get started in submission wrestling right here on our website. The price can range depending on which item you are buying but it's important to shop from a store where you can see other's enjoying the gear with great reviews. Don't skip out on quality to save money, shop for something that you like and deserve.

Submission Shark offers quality protection which is an investment in the longevity of your journey on the mats as a submission wrestler / Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner.

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This martial arts and BJJ brand has been known for its high quality luxury style. Customers from all around the world have enjoyed the comfort fit and attractive designs. Submission has been a popular martial arts clothing brand that's ready to serve you with your new order of submission wrestling training gear.

Whether you are looking to join a mixed martial arts competition or just want to enjoy combat submission wrestling as a hobbyist, Submission Shark has what you need to enjoy BJJ and other art forms.

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Where To Buy Submission Grappling Clothing

There are a few different places to buy submission grappling clothing. You can find some good deals on submission wrestling gear by shopping online at Submission Shark. It's one of the top brands in submission grappling, and you can usually find some great deals if you sign up for the VIP newsletter.

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Are you tired of wearing the same old boring BJJ gear? We’re Submission Shark and we make premium high-quality BJJ apparel and training gear. Our goal is to help you look good while you train, so we only use the highest quality materials in our products. We also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every product!

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Combat submission wrestling gear for youth combat sports practitioners.

Submission wrestling brings interest from all ages, including youth practitioners. Shop for a youth combat kimono or no gi training gear such as MMA and BJJ rash guards or compression spats. Common forms of no gi gear can be 'skin sticky clothing' leaving an uncomfortable feeling. Submission Shark has a team of professionals that hand-sew your new gear with advanced techniques, creating the perfect fit that will support your child on the mats.

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