I deliberately wear no shirt in competition and rash guard in practice. I know people don't like to roll with a shirtless guy so any distraction is good plus you are more slippery.
To the guy that said shirt vs skins make no difference, youre wrong.
Rashguards provide a good amount of friction that can help a slippery omoplata. I'm going skins right now because I'm fighting in a little over a week and I won't have a shirt on. Good to see others have similar experiences.
It's not that a rashguard makes so much more friction, but its a noticeable difference.
I hate people who don't wear some type of rashguard its uncomfortable to feel your squishy man breast against my face. I hate tshirts because like it has been said they get tangled. I'm not actually a fan of the gi pants but I agree that they help with triangles and the such. I like long sleeve rashguards though and I may look into getting some shinya aoki style superpants.
I don't like wearing a t-shirt but I do wear a rashguard. I've got a few moles on my back that I'd prefer stay attached.
Well just for clarity, I think a rashguard is a good idea for most of the time. Its just that when your fighting and getting close to it, going shirtless helps a little.
Originally Posted by Kyle Th3 D3adly
Man I have no idea what kind of monstors you have hanging around to train with but the last time I was rolling around with a guy how had bitch-tits it was at Mardi Gras and because he was drunk and I wasn't really in the best state of mind and we both ended up in the drunk tank.
Me personally, I prefer gi pants and a tshirt, but this prefrence has only come about as my technial ability has gotten better. And lets face it, as much as I train, I wear my gi more than the monkey suit that I have to wear during the week.
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