BJJ instructors and higher ranks will say that sometimes teaching the new guy in class is frustrating…
If you are new to Jiu-Jitsu don’t be this guy. If you train with this new guy slip him a copy of this post in his gear bag.
1. The dirty partner
Almost everyone has faced someone like this, usually already starting at white belt. These are a combination of practitioners that; don’t wash their gis, don’t cut their nails, and/or walk all day in sandals and don’t wash their feet before they come on the mat. The combinations of characteristics just go on and on. Worst thing about them is that they may carry bacteria that can cause infections on the mat, especially if they cut anyone with their long and dirty nails…gross.
2. The smelly partner
Usually combined with the characteristics of the ‘dirty partner’, the ‘smelly partner’ is the new guy who so rarely washes his gi that he has several nasty aromas emanating from his gi. They can range from body odor to that pungently sour gi collar smell. Some guys smell so bad that some people just wan to stop rolling and run away – a potent illegal weapon. It’s up to the instructors to spot these situations and remind their students that their gi must be washed before class.
Here we see more funny examples of the new guys you will encounter in Jiu-Jitsu: