In this video I cover the different kinds of wear and tear most people get from jiu-jitsu (bjj) and judo. The topics I cover are fingers, bruises, scrapes and cauliflower ear.
Your fingers will get beat up a bit from grabbing the gi. They will get a little raw around the knuckles at first. Over time you will develop calluses on your top knuckles.
I think everyone will get this unless you do no gi.
Some people don’t bruise, but I do. I tend to get bruises on my legs and arms.
Toe injuries are common too and one thing you’ll probably get are scrapes on your feet from the mat.
Cauliflower ear is also common amongst grapplers. I noticed recently that I have a little in my right ear and I wear a head piece most of the time.