Christmas Gifts of BJJ

Top 8 Gifts For BJJ Players

It’s about that time of year when giving gifts seems to be wildly apparent and sometimes difficult to get away from. Here’s the best part. Gift giving gets a whole lot easier if it is for someone who is into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Take this list shopping with you!


Gift #1: BJJ Apparel

It may seem a little cheesy, but those who do BJJ are definitely proud of the fact that they hit the mats. Sometimes, they like to show that they do BJJ and are a part of the BJJ community by wearing anything BJJ on their sleeves… literally. It is to showcase passion on and off the mats. You can find everything from hoodies, T-shirts, and matching outfits for your loved one’s pet, too. Pricing is usually pretty spot on. These gifts are meaningful and fun all that the same time.  Snag this BJJ swag for $16.99






Gift #2: Home Mats

Especially with the way that COVID-19 has impacted the world and to be that encouraging person in someone’s life, giving the gift of home mats is one of the best gifts you can give to someone who practices BJJ. There is a variety to choose from that range from puzzle mats to roll-out mats that can be set up pretty much anywhere. If you have the room, it is recommended to go with a 2m x 2m in order to give your loved one the gift of being able to drill at home. If sparring is on the mat (literally), then try to go with 3m x 3m if room persists. A quick Amazon search will prime you to different sizes and formats or if you’re going all in: here’s the ultimate guide to picking out mats for home.

Gift #3: Gym / Academy Membership

Access to a gym or an academy is something that is truly valued by a grappler or someone who participates in BJJ regularly. You’re giving the gift of being able to be involved in something your loved one… loves. We know a few good places for BJJ aka The Boxing Club. Click for more information about how we BJJ and if this is right fit for your loved one.

Gift #4: BJJ Backpack

While those who practice BJJ mainly rely on themselves on the mats, this sport requires lots of gear - Gis, rashguards, shorts, mouthguards, knee braces, athletic tape, food for energy, etc. This can become easily overwhelming and make heading to practice way more difficult than it needs to be. Usually a gym bag will do, but there are specific BJJ backpacks that have different compartments for Gis, post-training gear, AND awesome features such as odor-blocking. Do your research for what will work best for the grappler in your life. These lifesaving bags tend to range between $50-$150.  


Gift #5: New Gi or Rashguard 

This one is probably pretty obvious, but a new gi or rashguard to finish off the holiday / new year season is most likely up on your grappler’s list. Basically, you can’t go wrong with this gift, so whether you know anything about BJJ or not, you’re set. Plus, there’s all sorts of options for gis and rashguards so you can have fun picking and choosing. Gi’s usually run between $70-$180. If you decide to go with a rashguard instead of a gi, that also works because whether the person you’re shopping for prefers gi or no gi, they will need a rashguard. 


Gift #6: Personal Training 

If you know anyone who does BJJ, you know the immense value of being able to train with their professor one-on-one. With the incredible amounts of experience and knowledge that a professor of BJJ holds, personal training is a massive gift with strong monetary and educational value. With one-on-one sessions, your grappler gets to choose alongside their professor what to focus on and how to make the most use of their time together. Personal training rates depend and vary by the gym, academy, and professor; however, usually ranges from $70-$125 per session**. At The Boxing Club, we bring the best to each personal training session. Contact us for more information on pricing. 


Gift #7: Foam Roller

As much as we love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the toll that BJJ training takes on anyone’s body is significant. Recovery is just as important as being able to figure out the BJJ puzzle while rolling on the mats. Sometimes, the body feels heavy, achey, and strained. Foam rollers are a popular and effective method towards recovery for a reason. They are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures that allow for individuals to find what works best for their aches and pains. Leveling up on recovery should be just as valued as leveling up during training. It would be beneficial to learn about the type of relief your BJJ star needs before buying any foam roller. You want to buy something that works and will encourage them to use it on a regular basis. A foam roller should never be seen sitting in the corner of someone’s room or backpack day after day without any use. The pricing on these bad boys can really range on what you’re looking for, but expect about $20-$80. 


Gift #8: Grip Strengthener

Let’s talk about grip strength - a typical conversation in the BJJ world, but is not always given the kind of credit it deserves. A grip trainer is a great way to invest in grip strength and getting that 1% better everyday. Focusing on grip strength is a fantastic way to improve control and the ability to maneuver an opponent. Everyone who practices BJJ wants to be the one that is able to use their grip to latch on with no intention of letting their opponent go. Remember, grip strength is slow and progressive. A grip-strengthener, also known as a gripper is a small hand-held tool that can be used anywhere. Throw in some finger tape along with it and your gift is SET.


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