i've been training no gi jiu jitsu for two years now and i've noticed a lot of improvement in the past year ... anyway, the jiu jitsu club i am currently attending is making teh gi a mandatory thing. should i go ahead and do bjj with a gi (which i have NEVER done before), or try to focus on something else like lifting weights or striking? i want to do mma eventually too. i can do no gi stuff on the side with other friends, but i'm wondering if learning jiu jitsu with a gi will help me more than set me back. thnx.