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Finger-tapping in Jiu Jitsu and fighting

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Taping fingers in Jiu Jitsu and wrestling.

Taping the fingers in Jiu Jitsu and grappling is something that those who practice the fight sooner or later are forced to try, or to see used especially as the years go on in practice.

Today you often see people around wearing colored ribbons put in the most disparate areas of the body, taping, applied on the neck, shoulders, knees, calves, etc.

This technique called taping and which aims to support the band to help eliminate inflammation is something that those who practice wrestling have known for years out of necessity and also for having seen it on training companions or during competitions.

One of the most common things that you see is not the taping of the fingers that I explain in this article but to see the fingers tap individually or rather in pairs to make one finger support even the other who has lost functionality because it is inflamed or because it is slightly fractured.

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Now I know it takes time to tap, but with time it only takes a minute or two if you get used to it often but if your fingers are really inflamed and sore, you better use your time to preserve your grip.

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The ribbon to the fingers

The finger taping that is often seen to make “type insulation tape around an electrical cable” helps but limits the mobility of the fingers and sometimes blocks the circulation and functionality of the fingers as movement.

Even if it helps you support it limits its functionality and the problem is that you have to use your fingers, it’s not a grout to stand still.

I have just read in some specialized magazines that some of the strongest pros are struggling to preserve their fingers from inflammation and away from injury.

Some athletes tell how they have already lost the 20 of the movement in their hands.

Okay, they’re champions who train many hours, but over time you too, if you don’t take care of your hands, you can run into injuries related to the stress of the bones and tendons of your hands.

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As you can imagine that it is Judo or Jiu Jitsu Brazilian definitely damaging your fingers is one of the risks and this is why it is essential that you if you practice the fight with kimono or Gì you have to preserve your fingers.

Now I’m going to share with you 3 ways to protect your fingers when you do wrestling sports like Jiu Jitsu and Judo.

3 tips to preserve your fingers

If you listen to these 3 tips I think you are able to protect your fingers and then practice with serenity for a long time.

Tip 1 – Tape your fingers

In sports such as rock climbing, wrestling, judo, Jiu Jitsu, BJJ, volleyball and basketball can easily occur muscle tears on the fingers or stress them to the point of wearing them and gradual laceration on the knuckles is common.

The thin medical tape specifically designed and cut for your fingers, as the taping tape gives you the support you need to prevent injuries and help recovery in the event of an injury.

This is one of the easiest ways to protect your fingers.

The tape is something you need to know and use.

There are a lot of ways to tap your fingers, but here I’ll show you a quick and easy way to tap every finger for judo and BJJ.
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Often even if there are no problems it is easy to see people ribboning their little finger by joining it to the ring finger.

This procedure is used to strengthen the grip of the little finger that is weaker and to prevent typical injuries for this finger.

But there is no general rule to join your fingers usually joins your finger with the problem with the healthy one but you have to do it with the method I told you otherwise limits the mobility of the socket.

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Now there is an additional problem that can happen that affects the ends of the fingers that become bleeding and sore but with the taping method that I show you below you will avoid much also this problem.

The scheme I show you use the pros in The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

This serves to protect the fingers and also protects the fingertips and your nails that I remind you that you have to keep very short is already I showed you in an article how they must be.

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Tip 2 – Avoid fights with prolonged grip and spider guards as much as possible.

I know you like it, but don’t do it all the time.

Both the combat grip and the spider guard are very stressful on the fingers, so avoid them as much as possible.

Unfortunately I’m part of Judo and Jiu Jitsu so I know you can’t avoid this, but what you can do is loosen your grip on the Gi, this is also useful for you to understand how much energy to use because sometimes you don’t really need all that grip.

Then, consider that your opponent’s attempts to break your grip hurt less but much less than you’re clinging to with maximum commitment.

If you like spider guard try using the pistol grip instead of a cuff grip on the end of your opponent’s gi.

Yes, I know that the cuff grip is stronger, but the pistol grip is much better for your fingers, at least in preserved training.
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Tip 3 – Stretching your fingers

Yes, you need to stretch your fingers.

Your fingers have muscles, ligaments and tendons in them and this need that you extend them regularly with specific exercises.

The advantage is that you can do them even while you’re on the couch or queuing in the car.

Often after workouts we focus on many muscles as stretching, but we neglect the fingers.

Not good!!

Maybe that’s the part you used the most.

Then start stretching with your fingers.

The best way to do this is to do some exercises used by the musicians.

Ask some of your friends for advice.



I hope now when you tape your fingers you do it with the right technique.

Practice at home calmly the first few times, relaxing on the couch or arriving at the gym first.

If this article on finger taping has been helpful to you, help me and teach it to your friend and your teammates and write me a comment below and tell me how you are, let me know what you think!.

I’m interested.

Finger taping bro!!

Stay Tuned!

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Written by Andrea

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