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Old 02-11-2009, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gi or no Gi?

Which is more effective style of BJJ?
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They are both effective but there are more options with a Gi. Also I think anytime you call it BJJ it's considered to be Gi. no Gi is starting to be more commonly referred to as "Submission Grappling" or "Submission wrestling"

I know that anytime I hear Brazilian Jiu Jitsu I usually think "Gi" but it may not be the same for everyone.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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In what? Lol. Like a street fight? I don't know many people who would wear a gi in a street fight lol. It all depends, if one person has the gi, and another person doesn't. The person who doesn't would have the Advantage, because there are like 10x more submissions with the Gi. All kinds of collar chokes and stuff.

Your question is kind of weird, because there isn't one that is inherently better than the other. Its simply a matter of what you like better. Personally I prefer no-gi. But I know a lot of people who like Gi.

Edit: To above poster. I don't think you can consider No-Gi to be submission wrestling. Most of the sweeps and subs that occur in No-Gi are BJJ based.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have always looked at it like this. If you plan on moving on to mixed martial arts fighting then it's better to practice with no gi. If you want to stay fighting in BJJ matches and grappling tournaments then it's best to practice with a gi. So it's all about what your future plans are.

If you are going to do both then practice with no gi because it's easy to get used the the different moves you can execute with a gi on like tango hinted at.
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IMO the Gi is much more helpful than not having it. The Gi teaches you to be a lot more technical, and to pay attention to small details. No-gi is better for wrestlers and athletic guys for sure. In real life the Gi resembles a jacket so it's very applicable to real life.
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Edit: To above poster. I don't think you can consider No-Gi to be submission wrestling. Most of the sweeps and subs that occur in No-Gi are BJJ based.
I don't consider it submission wrestling. I wrote:

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Just correcting you. Thanks.
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IMO the Gi is much more helpful than not having it. The Gi teaches you to be a lot more technical, and to pay attention to small details. No-gi is better for wrestlers and athletic guys for sure. In real life the Gi resembles a jacket so it's very applicable to real life.
I like training no-gi better, but I'm glad I trained gi almost exclusively until now because it slows down the game and made me more technical than people who only train without the gi. Even when I roll no-gi, my game is pretty similar to my gi game. I play pretty slow and methodical. I can't do the crazy shit that athletic BJJ guys like Cobrinha can do, so I just like to control people and wait until they make a mistake.
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Just correcting you. Thanks.
Ahh, even then, I still disagree, I don't think I have ever heard anyone call no-gi BJJ, Submission grappling or wrestling. Oh well, maybe its something they say in other parts of the country
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Ahh, even then, I still disagree, I don't think I have ever heard anyone call no-gi BJJ, Submission grappling or wrestling. Oh well, maybe its something they say in other parts of the country
Ah, that could be the case... Yeah for the most part people do refer to it was one or the other. Google Submission wrestling or grappling and you'll see lol. Let's agree to disagree and just call it "grappling"
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I don't see how people can say that No-Gi is more effective than Gi? Gi encompasses everything from No-gi... AND THEN SOME!!! Any move you can do in No-Gi can be done in Gi but not every move you can do in Gi can be done in No-Gi...

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