Aside from playing with bone saws or explosives, there are few things musicians can do that threaten their livelihood and craft more than jiu-jitsu. Which is a testament to the unholy, gloriously twisted appeal of the not-so-gentle-art, given how many professional and recreational musicians hit the mats every day.
Guitarists–and all string instrument players, really–in particular have to take extra care to make sure they don’t dislocate, break, or smesh their digits into unusable bonsai trees. So much so that this blue belt, pro musician, and host of The Pedal Show interviewed his coach, Gracie black belt Lucas Luz, and then put together this guide for other fretters.
It’s not exclusively about taping your hands into mummy mittens, so give it a look.