Is there any bias against no-gi grapplers?

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  1. centurion911

    centurion911 Orange Belt

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    I currently train in no-gi Jiu-Jitsu , but some of my friends say that they wouldn't recognize it unless i was training with a gi.

    Is this devaluation a common theme or just the opinion of some people?
     
  2. Hans Gercmiov

    Hans Gercmiov Steel Belt

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    i think no-gi grapplers are more adept at adapting to either style personally
     
  3. mikecello

    mikecello ...in bed belt

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    My gym doesn't offer it. One of these days I'm going to convince my instructor to give it a try.
     
  4. HardEight

    HardEight Blue Belt

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    Most legit schools, aside from 10th Planet, won't rank you if you never touch the gi.
    It's like saying you are a good racecar driver when all you have ever done is race motorcycles. It's not exaaaccttly the same thing.
     
  5. catch.wrestler

    catch.wrestler Orange Belt

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    Some people believe that you need to train in a Gi to be good at no-gi. I personally believe thats already been proven wrong. But hey, thats just my opinion.

    I always wondered if someone were to no-gi grapple 2 people, one who trains in a Gi, and one who doesnt, would that person be able to tell which one was which?
     
  6. cenix

    cenix Orange Belt

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    i would say just opinion of some people. no-gi is in itself a slightly different animal.
     
  7. cooltoon999

    cooltoon999 Orange Belt

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    When has that been proven wrong? Look at all the top recent ADCC champions bro.
     
  8. Ballzilla

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    To quote The Joker......

    "And.....here......we......go."

    My gym does both. I think they're both fun and practical. I don't see why folks would neglect one for the other.
     
  9. catch.wrestler

    catch.wrestler Orange Belt

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    I'm not getting into a gi vs no-gi thing again.
     
  10. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    We gi guys tend to get pissed off at you no-gi guys when you crank leglocks and injure us.

    And, you don't get belts for no-gi. Just accept that.

    Other than that, I don't think there's a general bias or discrimination going on.

    I'm primarily a gi guy, but I do both these days and I like both gi and no-gi in different ways.
     
  11. Brian2

    Brian2 Blue Belt

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    IMO if you can only find no-gi programs then it is definately better than nothing. I started doing only no-gi and once I started training in the gi I adapted very well. I think the down side is everybody tells me I'm a sand bagger. But, I was technically a white belt seeing as there are a lot of GI chokes and grips and a lot of other things I didn't know.
     
  12. blindgod

    blindgod Blue Belt

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    When I went from a school that was primarily no-gi to a school that was almost entirely gi, a lot of people (none of whom had trained with me before) told me that I was going to have to learn to be more technical and not muscle things. This turned out to be funny since the training at the no-gi school was very technical whereas the gi school was vey much based on speed power and aggressiveness.
     
  13. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    That's strange. Perhaps you were comparing higher-level no-gi grapplers to lower-level gi grapplers?
     
  14. Auspex

    Auspex Brown Belt

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    i like both.
     
  15. platfox

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    Noooooo, not again.

    Different thread title, same trend.
     
  16. cooltoon999

    cooltoon999 Orange Belt

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    Fuck no gi
     
  17. fiftysvn

    fiftysvn Purple Belt

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    This is not instigating at all. Nope.
     
  18. 206warrior

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    Both are fun, and slightly different.
     
  19. JerseyTrash

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    People who only train no gi tend to be douchebags, amateurs, or both.
     
  20. AgonyandIrony

    AgonyandIrony Gold Belt

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    Or instead of being a dick, maybe you can understand a lot of HS wrestlers enjoy no gi jiujitsu. I don't like clothing hindering me, it drives me crazy. I've only done no gi because it appealed to me more based on my background and I'm sure it's the same way for a lot of no gi guys. They're probably ex wrestlers, and/or don't give a shit about the TMA mentality.

    That said, I'm going to start training in a Gi once a week, looks fun and heard it will help my no gi game.
     

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