What to Take to a BJJ Class

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Your first BJJ class - how exciting, what an amazing journey is opening up to you.

For your first class, the most important thing is a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. Generally, clubs will lend you a gi (martial arts suit) for the first few lessons to see if you like it, you can also wear a gi from another martial art, like Judo. If you don't have a gi at all it is usually fine to wear a t-shirt and sweat pants, the only restriction is that you shouldn't wear anything with loops/pockets/hard bits as these can be dangerous in martial arts. Speak to the club beforehand to check.

Use our BJJ class packing checklist to see everything that you might want to bring. Our BJJ class kit list has checkboxes for using online, or you can download and print a copy.

Packing for BJJ class - Download the list

The Packing List

Before you come
To wear
Not required for your first class, but useful if you come regularly