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Kesh during grappling/wrestling/jiu-jitsu

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Hi All,

I have been a monah for the majority of my life but recently (around a year ago) with Maharaj Kirpa, I started keeping my Kesh. When I was younger I used to train in various martial arts including MMA & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but due to a combination of injuries, studies and laziness (probably the largest factor) I stopped training. I am now looking to get back into martial arts and would like advice on what to wear to keep my Kesh tidy and covered whilst grappling? 

Thanks

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Really want to help with this.

There are those with kesh who do kabaddi, also desi wrestling, and shastar vidiya martial arts. There's Singhs who shastarvidiya as well as another lot called Art of Elusive Fighting. 

Please get in touch with all these groups of various martial arts. There might be someone on this forum, and also some other forums as well which can help. Sikhawareness and Reddit sikh forums will have Singhs on who participate in martial arts with kesh. 

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