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Slippery BJJ Mats

Hi guys,

Just moved to a new gym with new mats, which are very smooth and slippery.

When I do that spin on your back break dancing move I can do 4-5 whole rotations in one spin, and this is when the mat is dry. With a little sweat the mats were even more slippery. On a few occasions my hand/foot slipped when trying to post.

So what’s the deal with slippery mats? Dangerous for injuries? Do I need to adjust my game? What style works better for slippery mats? Anybody ever leave a gym because their mats were too slippery?


Don’t do judo.