No-Gi

To help you better equip yourself in grappling, our online shop offers you a complete guide on this fighting sport: definition and history of grappling, grappling disciplines, most famous competitions, international rules and more... Discover everything you need to know about grappling!

About Grappling

Grappling, NO GI, wrestling grappling, jiujitsu without kimono... So many names for this fighting sport that it is quite difficult to distinguish it. Indeed, grappling is a combat sport that brings together techniques of control, projection, immobilization and submission of his opponent. Percussions such as kicks or punches are prohibited. The objective is to use a finishing technique such as dislocation, muscular pressure or strangulation in order to subdue the opponent.

The practitioner of grappling is called the "grappler". This combat sport can be practiced both in a standing position (called stand-up grappling) and in a ground position (ground grappling). However, it is the combat on the ground that is most commonly called "grappling".

In Europe, the origin of grappling is often associated with the history of wrestling dating back to ancient Greece. Indeed, it is a combat sport halfway between wrestling, Brazilian jiu jitsu, sambo and many other disciplines of submission, whose objective is to make the opponent abandon his opponent by using keys to the joints or strangulation techniques.

Royce Gracie, a Brazilian fighter, demonstrated in the 1990s that grappling is an art with which it is possible to make your opponent feel harmless once he is put down. After several victories against powerful and heavy opponents such as himself, Royce Gracie spread grappling around the world.

Grappling Disciplines

As stated above, grappling brings together several disciplines. They can easily be distinguished by the way in which they are practiced. Indeed, it is possible to practice grappling with or without a kimono: the GI and the NO GI.

When grappling is practiced without kimono, it concerns wrestling grappling and all its derivatives: luta book, freestyle wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, Mongolian wrestling, Senegalese wrestling... And when it is practiced with kimono, it concerns Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo or sambo.

That's why grappling is also called "NO GI", "Submission Wrestling", "struggle grappling", "jiujitsu without kimono" and many other names. In any case, the only difference between grappling and Brazilian jiu jitsu is the absence of a kimono.


The different grappling equipment

Competition dress

An athlete must be wearing a fightshorts bjj and a bjj rashguard or IBJJF competition rashguard. The BJB shorts must be flat on the leg and must not extend beyond the knees. In addition, it must not contain accessories such as buttons that could injure the opponent. Same for the JJB rashguard, whether it is with or without sleeves, it must tackle the body. In grappling competition, it is also possible to wear knee pads without metal reinforcements. Finally, all wrestlers must wear a handkerchief throughout the match.

The protective helmet

A grappler may wear a protective helmet for his ears during a fight. However, this grappling equipment must be approved by the International Federation of Amateur Wrestling (FILA). That is to say a JJB ear protector without metal reinforcements. Athletes with long hair may be required to wear a protective helmet according to the decision of the Refereeing Judges.

Footwear

This grappling equipment is not mandatory, but wrestlers may wear FILA approved shoes. They must not have heels, studded soles, or metal parts. As far as lace-up shoes are concerned, each athlete must cover his laces with a piece of tape before coming on the mat.

In order to better equip yourself in jiujitsu without kimono, it is important to know that all the items offered on our online shop respect FILA standards. You don't have to worry about this! For more information, do not hesitate to contact us!

FIGHT SHORT GR1PS MIURA EVO
The all new Miura 2.0 Fightshort is specifically engineered for the modern MMA fighter.It features ergonomic cuts that allow free range of motion, comfort and secure fit. Miura 2.0 fightshort derives from the fusion of useful feedbacks from athletes wearing our gears and the experience we collected in past years of competitions. It encloses the two essential aspects that characterize our previous fightshorts: strength and elasticity of Miura Evo and the lightness of Green Battle. 
€69.90
LIMITED EDITION CYBORG RASHGUARD LONG SLEEVES BLACK
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The new Gr1ps Armadura 2.0 Rash Guard has been designed to provide mobility and protection during high impact sports and activities.The compression fiber technology added to the ergonomically shaped panels improve blood flow to your working muscles and accelerate your recovery time.Crafted with quick-drying active 4-way stretch polyester spandex fabric for maximum flexibilty and sides and back mesh panels that wick sweat away, you’ll feel confident and secure with the Armadura Rashguard on your back.
FIGHTSHORT VENUM GLADIATOR 3.0 - BLACK/WHITE
Get ready for the ultimate battle with the third version of the Venum Gladiator fightshort, featuring a beautiful design inspired by the ancient warriors, the gladiators!
100% polyester, these MMA Venum shorts will resist all fights. In addition, all the seams have been solidly reinforced.
€59.99
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Rash Guard FUJI Robo
Become the grappling machine you always wanted to be with the Fuji ROBO Rash Guard!
€56.90
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Lion Rash Guard
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Another fantastice rash guard designed by the talented Chris Burns. Made with the usual high quality material you would expect from Tatami, this rash guard has fully sublimated artwork to ensure the best quality long term.
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The Zombie Hunter Rash Guard
The Zombie Hunter Rash Guard - The end of the world has come how will you survive? All those hours of jiu-jitsu will help you through these dark times as you chimera, arm bar and leg lock your way to a new life
€53.90
FIGHTSHORT FUJI INVERTED BLUE
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The Fuji Inverted boardshorts are specifically made for ultimate performance. The key to ultimate performance is comfort. These shorts provide this, comfort with no restriction of movement due to ultra-lightweight 4-way stretch fabric. Also, Fuji’s inverted boardshorts are oneof the lightest fight shorts on the market today.
FIGHTSHORT FUJI INVERTED WHITE
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The Fuji Inverted boardshorts are specifically made for ultimate performance. The key to ultimate performance is comfort. These shorts provide this, comfort with no restriction of movement due to ultra-lightweight 4-way stretch fabric. Also, Fuji’s inverted boardshorts are oneof the lightest fight shorts on the market today.
FIGHTSHORT FUJI INVERTED BLACK
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The Fuji Inverted boardshorts are specifically made for ultimate performance. The key to ultimate performance is comfort. These shorts provide this, comfort with no restriction of movement due to ultra-lightweight 4-way stretch fabric. Also, Fuji’s inverted boardshorts are oneof the lightest fight shorts on the market today.
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Rashguard MANTO FLORAL noir
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The all new MANTO "FLORAL" rashguard featuring a original design. Printed with MANTO's exclusive sublimation technique for sharp and lasting lines and colors, train as hard as you want without worrying about the print ever coming off!

 
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Rashguard MANTO Altia
The all new MANTO "ALTIA" rashguard featuring a Mecha inspired original design. Printed with MANTO's exclusive sublimation technique for sharp and lasting lines and colors, train as hard as you want without worrying about the print ever coming off!

 
€49.90
DOGUERA FIGHTSHORT SUBMISSION FIGHT
 With the new JJB ripstop shorts from Doguera, face your opponents in MMA / Free fight or grappling. Its pretty embroideries ensure a neat design. Comfortable and resistant its elastic support and drawstring will provide a perfect fit.
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RASHGUARD BJJ KINGZ PERFORMANCE
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If you liked Kingz' previous ranked rash guard, you'll love the fresh new design of Kingz performance Rash Guard. Simply styled, featuring the iconic Kingz crown and cross logos, the Ranked V3 Rash Guard is the perfect addition to your jiu jitsu gear.