Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by agente809, Jun 21, 2008.
How important/relevant is gi bjj if the goal is MMA competition?
btw, I like NoGi GIs!
your point came across very loud and clear lol
Is that Sakuraba? What belt is he?
FOR SURE.. it just helps focus the direction of your technique..
That picture is awesome. Now if only i could find one of Mila Jovovich in a gi
LOL @ the nogi gi.
training with the gi will help you be more technical without the gi
IMO, gi helps your defensive skills, nogi helps with your offensive skills.
Some people in early MMA days found out the hard way that if your Gi game is good but your No-Gi game sucks....well jumping from No-Gi submission grappling to MMA is as big of a jump from Gi to No-Gi, so you do the math...
There's some useful techniques or attributes for MMA or No-Gi grappling that you could use that come in handy you'd have to be somewhat proficient in the Gi first to perform. Like everyone else said...doing Gi can't hurt (but only doing Gi training will definitely hurt you)
The majority of elite level mma grapplers did or still do extensive gi work it's more technical and forces you to think more
both are essential imo
The reason i ask is because I'm planning to do about a year of mainly gi training, very limited no gi. My eventual goal is perhaps MMA. So from the responses I can see that what I'm gonna do is not a bad Idea.
If you're an MMA fighter, don't abandon the gi, but don't neglect the no gi training, either.
good point i agree.
and yes i train gi and no gi with local clubs. and this is my opinion.
ha ha ha ha that kills me
i started with no gi and am now training with the gi. I wish i did it the other way around. Seems really easy to move without the giand now theres drag when im trying to slide my arm in to position and such. But on the positive note there is so much more you can do with the gi, chokes and grip wise. I like it. Plus it gets you used to fighting in street clothes if the situation arrises.
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OMG STFU N00b- U DO GI U'LL GET SUBBED IN LIKE HALF A LIKE SECOND.
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... ahem... sorry- couldn't resist...
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