Well he asked for No gi not MMA and I see lots and lots of people using wrist control in MMA matchesIve yet to see wrist control be effective in an mma perspective against a skilled opponent.Big nog is prob the only one ive seen it work for.Other than that youve got the right idea..controlling the upper body with overhooks and underhooks while theyre in your guard.I dont use the gi much as a handle even when wearing it.
Well normally i hear about no gi i dont automatically think just grappling.Well he asked for No gi not MMA and I see lots and lots of people using wrist control in MMA matches
This is true. However, it's also important to note what I see as the real reason why the transition from gi to no-gi is easier than the other way around, and it has nothing to do with the grips.Switching from Gi to No Gi is a lot easier than vice verca, you just have to get used to not having your grips all the time. Focus on wrist control, holding the back of the head, overhooks+underhooks, and holding the tricep. Also pay attention to the sweatiness factor and you'll realize how submission defense is a lot easier without a Gi on
The wrist control is a temporary control method, and it's been used constantly (and very effectively) as a transitional point within the guard game. Nogueira uses it, Fedor uses it, and so does anyone else who fights off of their back.Ive yet to see wrist control be effective in an mma perspective against a skilled opponent.Big nog is prob the only one ive seen it work for.Other than that youve got the right idea..controlling the upper body with overhooks and underhooks while theyre in your guard.I dont use the gi much as a handle even when wearing it.
Then you really just need to practice establishing handholds and using that monkey grip effectively. It's a problem for alot of people, and the only real answer is practice.i dunno i like using wrist control when i'm rolling no-gi...just gets a little hard when you're all sweaty....actually i think that's the hardest thing about rolling no-gi for me is the sweat factor...everytime i go for a sub just slips out
This really isn't true. The gi game is as much about speed as the no-gi game is. If anything, there's more concern over power in no-gi.the no gi games is more about speed than the gi game so focus on switching positions fast and rolling out of stuff a lot
The monkey grip is basically a one handed version of the Gable grip, which is just saying that it uses no thumb. The thumb really just gets in the way, especially when you're trying to work quickly. The control provided by the thumb is competely unnecessary.Iron man, one question tho what is monkey grip
That's not true on the higher level. Yes, fighters in gi grappling take a lot more time when they're getting started, because the gis are heavier and because they're more weighted. Yes, fighters in no-gi spend alot more time in the scramble, and so their matches work alot quicker.to respond to your comment iron man in terms of the speed of no gi and gi if you watch a black belt match with gi you notice that everything they do is calculated and slower. The gi game is more of short bursts of speed unlike the no gi
Read the first page of the thread, ozz. All of our answers are on there.How is moving Gi to no gi easier than no gi to gi? Without the grips some guys gaurd just suck. The gaurd game is way easier with the gi on. There are more chokes to do and passing is easier. I have always thought that anything you do in gi would be avalible in gi.
Last i checked you are pretty much taught not to reach behind your opponents head because your offering him something ilike an armbar or a possible handle for a sweep.incorporating no gi training should not make you feel intimidated or like your 'starting over'
In Guard- instead of grabbing the lapel cup the head and neck (think of a thai clench with one one hand)
For armbars and arm control cup the elbows
For omoplatas (instead of controlling the opponents belt) reach over the body to the other arm
Things like that
These are all small adjustments that will come almost naturally
I train with a black belt now that has great no gi experience, but he attributes all his no gi success to his gi training...
Good Luck! (and keep cycling in gi training to!)
She is talking about being on bottom and breaking your opponents posture, what are you talking about?Last i checked you are pretty much taught not to reach behind your opponents head because your offering him something ilike an armbar or a possible handle for a sweep.