2 weeks of training down and I finally put a gi on.....

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  1. Ballzilla

    Ballzilla Yellow Belt

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    My school has been focusing primarily on no-gi training due to the fact that several folks training are getting ready for a no-gi tournament in October. Turns out the tournament is going to be a bust for many of them so they've opted out. Anywho, gi training begins tonight but I had a chance after class on Friday to throw a gi on and just roll. In the 2 weeks I've been training without the gi I have been doing fairly well. I tap folks, I get tapped. I mount, I get mounted yada yada yada. Good times. With the gi on I was like a fish out of water and got completely decimated by guys who were, like myself, white belts with no stripes. It's utterly amazing the difference 2-3 months of training makes. I rolled about 5 times and was choked out within 2 minutes every single time. The worst part was that I had no clue what the hell had just happened to me.:icon_lol:

    I can't wait to train tonight and learn some of this stuff.
     
  2. Wandgun

    Wandgun Orange Belt

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    Welcome to the club. When I first started training, I didn't think I'd have much interest in gi. It didn't seem realistic to me. The more I trained, I fell in love with gi. When you think about it, I think gi is more realistic. Sure, someone on the street won't be wearing a gi, but they will be wearing pants, a sweat shirt, etc...
     
  3. HomerPlata

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    2 weeks of training is really no barometer to compare the relative difficulty of Gi vs. No Gi, as you'll realise when you've been training for years and you have good/bad spells that can last 3-4 weeks.
     
  4. Ballzilla

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    Obviously I'm an expert by no means. I was just able to do better in live rolling right off the bat than I was with the gi on. I'm excited about both but the gi has my attention at the current moment.
     
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    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    Keep up the positive attitude though, you will learn much faster.
     
  6. koolinkunming

    koolinkunming Silver Belt

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    You have the right attitude, TS. Getting my ass kicked seems like a great way for me to learn too. I get to ask questions.

    Now you'll be gazing at people's collars through the day, fantasizing about different ways you can choke them with it....
     
  7. HomerPlata

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    Fair do's, I wasn't trying to be an arsehole. Just saying that, given different circumstances, you might have had 2 tough weeks in No Gi and found the Gi a welcome change.
     
  8. Ballzilla

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    Both are incredibly fun. Granted I've only done gi for 10 minutes. :icon_lol:

    The gi pace appears to go much slower than no-gi which in itself was a welcome break.
     
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    KaosX Banned Banned

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    I love both, I just train in the Gi more. It's more fun to me.
     

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