D-RawK wrote:real life clothes will not even come close to being able to control your opponent. the gi is so much thicker and stronger. no gi translates to mma and real life better. Do Greco guys train in a gi? Why would you train gi for things like mma when you lose all gi grips when you fight??
gi is more technical but more sport
no gi is more applicable
kingomegared wrote:i just started training in a gi back in february. im still a whitebelt. but in the no gi classes i train with the blue and purple belts. i prefer no gi just because its what i started learning first. but also because the gi is so much fucking different the grabbing and choking and its always extra fuckin hot. its a whole new game.
exsanguinator wrote:irishjudoka wrote:^ true, very true and i agree. however it depends on how you look at it...here in texas its 90+ a good 8 or 9 months out of the year so no gi comes in handy. however, i think the gi teaches you proper tech and off balancing..just ask marcelo.
Ask any elite jiu jitsu fighter like Roger, Jacare, Maia, Werdum, Drysdale, etc. Training in the gi is absolutely necessary to achieve success at the highest levels of grappling.
pancakefactory wrote:I've never trained No-gi but am looking forward to trying it. Gi Jiu Jitsu is the bomb, though. I love how proper grips on a gi can help negate strength advantages and promote more technique when rolling, though. Also, there just seems to be more submissions and sweeps you can do with a gi on. I've heard before that it's easier to transfer skills from Gi Jiu Jitsu to No-Gi Jiu Jitsu than it is the other way around.