When it comes to Jiu-jitsu and most grappling sports you will find over time the reality is your fingers will take strain sooner or later especially when wearing the kimono, The gripping aspect of the game is what causes most of the damage, but aside gripping, sprains from fingers getting caught anywhere can cause pain and take ages to heal.
One method that has been used to help recovering sprains and preventative injury, is taping. Now although taping can be very efficient it’s costly and time-consuming.
A new company has taken it upon its self to try solve this problem and do away with tape altogether. Grappz is designed by Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and collegiate wrestler, Jonathan Kowalsky. Training over the years in a variety of sports inevitably led to numerous injuries to his hands, and his goal was to design a way to protect the fingers in a reusable fashion, and this led to the development of the Grappz.
Why are Grappz the better alternative to Tape?
- Helps increase strength due to the synergistic force of two fingers working together.
- Can be used in any sport or activity to help as a preventative measure against injury.
- Helps support joints after sustaining an injury.
- Dual compression fabric throughout the fingers and wrists for maximum support and full mobility.
- Hyper-compression technology offers targeted support, helping to reduce muscle vibration during high-intensity training.
- Exerts a gentle compression both on the joints and soft tissue, which can help counteract pain, swelling and arthritis.
- The compression causes tension in the soft tissue to diminish, adding circulation and mobility throughout the hands.
- Promotes micro-circulation within the small vessels increasing metabolic activity in the warmer areas, supporting the healing process.
- Open palm for ventilation and grip.
- Silicone grip printed for added traction.
- Machine-wash safe.