Judo has been around since 1882 and the benefits of this art shine brightly. Throughout time, judokas (those who practice judo) have been known for having incredible athletic attributes, like strength, balance, and flexibility.
Grappz was innovated to protect athletes who are prone to finger jams, sprains, dislocations and breaks. Furthermore, the division of the four fingers into two pairs with compression into two separate sleeves, creating synergy within the two fingers compressed together, Grappz helps increase the strength and control of an athlete’s grip with no sacrifice to mobility.
Understanding common finger injuries and how they occur provides valuable insight on prevention. The following injuries are the different categories of injuries most commonly suffered by athletes.
At 12 years old, Ronda Rousey broke her toe in Judo practice and cried in front her mother. Judo Olympic medalist AnnMaria De Mars promptly made her daughter run laps around the gym with the broken toe. By then, her daughter had already made a choice to commit to winning an Olympic medal in Judo.
The Brazilian Jiujitsu community has enjoyed a massive following and a diverse ever-growing community due to the success it has enjoyed inside the Ultimate Fighting Championships. Statistically 90% of all fights end up on the ground. Because Brazilian Jiujitsu is the most comprehensive ground grappling system in the world, many argue that it is the most practical of all martial arts.