Originally Posted by xeberus
I'd recommend nogi. The reason is that you aren't going to be wearing a gi if you have to defend yourself on the street. With a gi on you are more dangerous it opens up new holds, submissions and throws. It essentially is handle bars on an opponent xD and it means you can choke someone easily with one arm. But to me nogi is better for actual use. Lots of respect for judo, I've been thrown and tripped before and its legit.
Truth quotes y'all. For street defense no-gi is definitely far superior to gi.
However as a hobbyist/fitness user. Gi is just as good. And for fitness actually better (IMO).