View Full Version : Using a gi to train no-gi
24-04-2008, 09:23 AM
Just thought I'd break the silence with this golden oldie.
How many of you advocate preparing for no-gi competition by training with a gi?
26-04-2008, 09:50 PM
Just my two pence: I think this is only what traditional and old-school BJJ teachers advocate.
You don't set up an armbar in nogo like you do with the gi. Same thing with the takedowns, for everything.
I respect and love the sport of BJJ but I don't see why you should train with the gi when you fight without it.
30-04-2008, 07:22 PM
i dont train with a gi but after getting schooled by bjj puple belt tim radcliffe that is about to change!!!
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01-05-2008, 12:09 AM
I like to train in the Gi but don t use it against my opponent, if you can defends submissions when there holding your gi you ll fly out without them. And you feel much faster when you take it off.
01-05-2008, 08:21 AM
I found the Gi helped me improve technically, but yes you do have to make adjustments to your game with the loss or the Gi grip.
I typically like to mix up my training Gi & No-gi
17-06-2008, 11:17 PM
I went to a few gi classes for the extra training sessions, then i fancied having a go at a gi comp & that didn't happen. I wasn't convinced it would help with my no gi, so I stopped when I had a fight to train for. Keep meaning to go back.
12-10-2008, 08:52 AM
starting using the gi was the best thing i ever done to improve my no-gi game
18-11-2008, 01:14 PM
alot of gi work can be used no-gi,lagarto will show us sweeps,subs grips in
gi then show us how the same thing can carry to no-gi,ive found that im much quicker no-gi now from all the gi training ive been putting in..gi work helps...
21-11-2008, 02:05 AM
Wrestlers dont train in Judo. The guy provides some extra fun and a nice break from regular mma training but I dont see the logic behind training specifically with it for mma or sub wrestling. I think a lot of it has to do with jiu-jistsu guys prentending that grappling=jiu-jistsu.
23-01-2009, 12:23 PM
I think the idea is supposed to be that it's like wearing a weighted vest while wrestling, it makes it more difficult, so you find it easier when you take it off. Whether it works like that or not though I don't know
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