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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by bigdude1, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. bigdude1

    bigdude1 Banned Banned

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    Going to start taking BJJ soon. What's the difference between Gi and No-gi classes?
     
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    scorcho Brown Belt

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    Whether you wear a gi or not.

    Pretty obvious. There is a big difference between the two. No gi is much faster, and it is much harder to get submissions or hold position in no gi. Learn both and have fun!
     
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    bigdude1 Banned Banned

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    How are students ranked in no-gi classes, since no belts are worn?
     
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    tdub Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    you earn colored speedos. for ex: minowa is a red belt.
     
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    spiderguardman Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    the difference is found in the grappling forum
     
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    ICONholland Yellow Belt

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    train both..

    have fun!!
     
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    bigdude1 Banned Banned

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    not possible at my school.
     
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    ICONholland Yellow Belt

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    hmm that sucks man.
    i train mostly with gi, but i like no-gi better.
    maybe you can train no-gi with some of the other students in the weekend or something like that?.
     
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    bigdude1 Banned Banned

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    my school offers both classes, but it's one or the other!
     
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    HunterThompson Orange Belt

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    If you are interested in sub-wrestling or MMA, train no-gi. Gi is only really relevant if you want to compete in sport jiujitsu, or prefer the traditional style.
     
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    no-gi is really really fun.

    I like it a little bit more than gi style atm because you can get people from a lot of different backgrounds in one room (judoka, bjj cats, wrestlers). It's also a lot more like wrestling than gi bjj is.

    And that's stupid that the school says "ONE OR THE OTHER." EFF that s in the a!
     
  12. RamiK

    RamiK Blue Belt

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    I started No-Gi, then went to Gi only recently; sewing patches on my skin started becoming painful.

    training both opens up more oppurtunity in competition, as you would be able to enter both tournament formats. Also better for self defense if thats what you're after.

    Why is it you cant do both?
     
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    Rory McDonell Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    do you have any experience in anything?
     
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    blaa_kriger Strength and Honor

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    the brown ones are nice :icon_twis
     
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    bigdude1 Banned Banned

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    instructor says so.


     
  16. sfwelshNYJJ

    sfwelshNYJJ Orange Belt

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    no gi, is usually part of bjj's gi training. think of it as part of the bjj class. unless you go to a school that trains just submission grappling. then you won't be belted.
     
  17. Eilertso

    Eilertso Brown Belt

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    Training with gi improves your technique by far, than with no gi...

    Go gi - but train without from time to time to get the feeling.
    Many more techniques you can perform with a Gi than without - and there the answer is...
     
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    Change schools if they're forcing you to choose.

    Also to answer your question there is no ranking system in No Gi BJJ, your technique is all that matters
     
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