BJJ Competition Checklist

Competing is an awesome experience. You have put in a lot of time in the gym, and now it’s time to show the world!!!

Wait…. The whole world is watching?!?!

Well no… probably not, but it could feel that way whether it’s your first tournament or your 100th. While we can’t guarantee your training is going to get you to the top of the podium, this list will help eliminate some of the anxiety when you can’t find your gi, belt, or team rashguard! I have spent a ton of my life sitting in loud, uncomfortable, gyms. Hours on end sitting there wishing I had packed snacks, water, something to pass the time faster. This is a list of some must haves and some nice-essities that will make the long day more bearable.

On to the BJJ Competition Check List..


These are necessities. Make sure you have these no matter what. Obviously you don’t need a gi if you are not competing in gi, but honestly, if you’re trying to get better, all mat time is good mat time. So here are the must haves in your gear bag.. First item is your….



“Nice-essities” Things that are not crucial to your tournament success, but will make it a lot better.



You had great training in the gym, double gold and an absolute championship? AWESOME! Guess what else you got? Ringworm and a jammed finger. There aren’t always showers available, so here are some hygiene and first aid items that will make your weekend more memorable for the wormguard over the ringworm.

None of this guarantees victory, but it definitely helps to have a good base for when you are traveling to compete. Take as much off of the list that can cause a day of headache so you can perform your best. Trust me. You don’t want to do like I have done, be gone for 9 days with 2 pairs of underwear, 5 shirts, and the wrong rash guard…

– Johnny


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Published By Johnny October 17, 2023

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