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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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At my gym they have no gi BJJ once a week and gi BJJ about 4 times a week. I attend the no gi class every time but i want to get more training than just once a week. For MMA purposes is it worth taking the time to learn gi BJJ even though in MMA most dont fight with their gi on? thanks

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I have 2 no gi classes and 1 gi class every week.

I personaly like no gi better, its a faster game.

I suggest you talk to youre instructor and get him to see what every one else thinks, or you could switch schools.
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If you have a Gi then go to the Gi classes and learn the moves. But you can ask your instructor how to use those moves in No-Gi as well. Gi will help your grip as well. If you really want to keep going in No-Gi soo much that you need more than one day then ask you instructor if he/she has affiliates that teach No-Gi or tell him/her that you are more interested in No-Gi and are most likely going to change schools soon.

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If you have a Gi then go to the Gi classes and learn the moves. But you can ask your instructor how to use those moves in No-Gi as well. Gi will help your grip as well. If you really want to keep going in No-Gi soo much that you need more than one day then ask you instructor if he/she has affiliates that teach No-Gi or tell him/her that you are more interested in No-Gi and are most likely going to change schools soon.
Yes, great advice.


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I came from 24 years of Judo and 4 years of wrestling experience before I hit the MMA world. Getting used to going without a gi was definitely a transition that took getting used to, but the fundamentals that you learn from BJJ or Judo will transfer over to MMA whether or not you wear a gi. You'll just have to experiment with your moves once you stop wearing a gi as often. Focus on learning the basics and honing your skills. Worry about adapting your game to a "no-gi" situation after you're proficient. If no-gi competition or practice is your goal, then you'll want to slowly incorporate the no-gi workouts, not just jump into the deep end of the pool.
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i think gi trainning is a great complement to no gi trainning. In the end its about what you are gripping. Sure you cant use collar chokes without a gi but still there are planety of gi techniques that work by just simply changing the grip on the gi sleeve to a wrist or forearm grip. Sweeps are a great example of this. I think its much easier to sweep in a gi but i can still do it wiht out one. Submission and takedowns are the same way. best example i can give of gi to no gi conversion, Karo Pariysian's throws in the mma world. I was talking to my friend who is a brown belt in judo and he said all those throws are modified judo throws.
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Having a gi class added to my schedule has helped me a lot lot because Im tall and skinny, so i get paired with guys who are generally a lot heavier than me. Training with the gi, at least from my experience really forces both parties to rely more on pure technique than on strength and power, and you therefore become a better competitor. Just my two cents.

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alright, thanks for the advice, ill definately give it a go. I mean it can hurt right?

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No Gi is more useful in an mma fight. I personally like it more. I take bjj classes 4x per week with only one Gi class. My gi is really heavy material and it makes me sweat more and feel realy uncomfortable.
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I do 4 GI classes and 1 No-GI class a week and I personally prefer the GI class since No-GI can get annoying with all the slippery swear making it a lot harder to apply submissions.

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