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gi or no-gi?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:42 am
by hulfachor
i was just wondering what linkers prefer, gi or no-gi jiu jitsu? i FAR prefer no-gi. i hate gi chokes, getting rashes from the gi, and how someone can control me by pulling on my clothes. in all fairness, i prefer gi jiu jitsu to no jiu jitsu at all. i just find it less effective in real life situations and pretty frustrating

Re: gi or no-gi?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:19 am
by TTY
i used to be all gi until i started to realize i like my ability to move more than preventing the other person from moving

Re: gi or no-gi?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:35 pm
by JohnKG
hulfachor wrote:i was just wondering what linkers prefer, gi or no-gi jiu jitsu? i FAR prefer no-gi. i hate gi chokes, getting rashes from the gi, and how someone can control me by pulling on my clothes. in all fairness, i prefer gi jiu jitsu to no jiu jitsu at all. i just find it less effective in real life situations and pretty frustrating


So which do you prefer... No gi or gi..

I prefer no-gi...

Re: gi or no-gi?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:58 am
by The Boss
It's a love-hate relationship with the gi. My sub defense seems to be better when I wear gi's, but without them I pass guard and get into positions I want better. So I just train in both, but as of right now I compete in tourneys with no gi.

Re: gi or no-gi?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:35 pm
by irishjudoka
i like both equally. i ushally do the 1 hour with my judo gi on the and 2nd hour and a half with it off.

Re: gi or no-gi?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:31 am
by MAUIBUILT420
I prefer gi, because I'm just starting bjj and I'm taught it's the best way to learn the fundamentals. Also, gi makes sweeping my opponent easier, but also makes me vulnerable to callor chokes and stuff.

No gi is lame once you start sweating.

Re: gi or no-gi?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:08 pm
by irishjudoka
MAUIBUILT420 wrote:I prefer gi, because I'm just starting bjj and I'm taught it's the best way to learn the fundamentals. Also, gi makes sweeping my opponent easier, but also makes me vulnerable to callor chokes and stuff.

No gi is lame once you start sweating.


no gi is quite the challange once you start to sweat.

Re: gi or no-gi?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:53 am
by slugr3000
if i had to pick i like gi just a bit more. i havent competed in no gi but i have been wanting to test it out.

Re: gi or no-gi?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:31 am
by chrispmorg
slugr3000 wrote:if i had to pick i like gi just a bit more. i havent competed in no gi but i have been wanting to test it out.


I like the invisible underhooks and the cunning uses of the Gi. I've only done a little no Gi, so I'm going to say Gi. Both are fun as hell though.

Re: gi or no-gi?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:24 am
by exsanguinator
I prefer the gi.

Re: gi or no-gi?

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 12:44 am
by Classicbjj
love the gi :) but they both teach u things that apply to both i truly believe it is better to train both gi and nogi jiu jitsu jus because it allows u to learn all aspects of jiu jitsu from explosiveness to control.

Re: gi or no-gi?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:58 pm
by 187bwoy
Everyone who practices Jiu-Jitsu must wear the Gi it makes you a much technical practitioner and it makes your overall game better

Re: gi or no-gi?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:51 pm
by irishmike357
hulfachor wrote:i was just wondering what linkers prefer, gi or no-gi jiu jitsu? i FAR prefer no-gi. i hate gi chokes, getting rashes from the gi, and how someone can control me by pulling on my clothes. in all fairness, i prefer gi jiu jitsu to no jiu jitsu at all. i just find it less effective in real life situations and pretty frustrating

Unless you run around without clothes on then training with a Gi is much more like real life. Gi chokes, sweeps and throws all work with regular clothes just like with a Gi.

I prefer both and have competed in both. The only thing I didn't like about no-gi was at the lower level a lot of wrestlers have the advantage, that goes away as you progress and that is not even there with the Gi on.

Re: gi or no-gi?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:38 am
by irishjudoka
^ 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.

Re: gi or no-gi?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:49 pm
by exsanguinator
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.