Should I focus on gi or no gi competition?

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  1. tudor_bjj

    tudor_bjj Purple Belt

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    I'm a blue belt. I train only no gi. At the seminar where I received my blue I played a gi game that amazed me: collar chokes, spider g., control etc. (don't want to sound cocky). I'll be at a competition both gi and no gi. My gi w. class is: 76 (167 lb) - 86 (189 lb) kg (blue belt), my no gi is: + 76 (167 lb) kg (one div. - meaning beg, int and adv. together). I'm 83 kg (183 lbs.) . Witch do you think I should focus on? Gi or no gi? Thanks!
     
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    Waxwingslain oiseau rebelle

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    If you train no gi shouldn't you be concentrating on the no gi?
     
  3. mogway

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    Where is this competition being held?
     
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    I say do both, you will be the better for it
     
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    In Budapest (Hungary) on 16th of Oct. On 15th there will 2 seminars: Braulio Estima (mundial champ) and Ze Radiola. Check out www.graciebarra.hu
     
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    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Whatever you do, don't say anything derogatory about Radiola's arm.
     
  7. tudor_bjj

    tudor_bjj Purple Belt

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    Yeah, but the problem is that in no gi, I can face a 95 kg brown belt or even worst...
     
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    Is he some kind of JJ Machado?
     
  9. Commissar

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    I do both. Do whichever you prefer - a more technical, slower style with the gi, or a more fast-paced, less technical stye without the gi.
     
  10. Commissar

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    So? The worst that can happen is you lose. A learning experience.
     
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    dutchmasterj3 Blue Belt

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    NO GI. If you havent trained much gi you should start as well.
     
  12. mogway

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    Tudor, I just sent you an email on your yahoo
     
  13. do you have to weigh in wearing the gi? just curious.
     
  14. tudor_bjj

    tudor_bjj Purple Belt

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    Don't know about that...
     
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    Good luck if you try that!

    I've never had to weigh in in a gi for a gi competition btw.
     
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    Depends ont he competition, some do some dont.
     
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    The worst thing would probably be death or some horrible injury
     
  18. Commissar

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    No. I tried, but they made me take the gi off.
     
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    Both cbjj and cbjj-o have weigh ins with the GI. They also always use it in sweden
     
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    Yeah, I don't want a mofo to crack my elbow or my knee...
     

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