It’s getting hotter. It’s getting super humid. It’s getting sweaty on the mat, even more so than usual, which is an unfortunate situation for all the guys but heaven for bacteria. We’re lucky at Triforce in that the management team are super serious about keeping things (anti bacterially) clean and tidy – important when fending off a multitude of infections which have raised their ugly heads when training abroad – just ask Roger!
I’ve had a tiny skin issue on my knee for the past month or so, which had really been annoying me. The skin reddened, then broke as I kneeled ready to fight. Every time I repeated the action, my weight would grind the broken skin into my sweaty gi pants, which in all honestly was probably not 100% my sweat, leading to dare I say it, some potential infection. In order to get a handle on it I invested in some Defense Soap. The soap costs $36, plus the same again for postage which is extortionate for soap, but in honesty its a solid product – I owe the great Joe Rogan a debt of thanks for pushing it on his podcast – after a week, 10 days or so using it my knee is back to 100%. Recommended to all ground fighters!