Posted on | February 21, 2012 | 1 Comment
MMA has made no-gi grappling incredibly popular. At competitions, just as many people sign up for no-gi, if not more. However, wearing the gi does help you improve in training. It serves a purpose, and through that purpose, it makes you a better grappler no matter what you’re wearing.
All About Technique
To practice real jiu jitsu, you need to be wearing a gi. That’s one of the things that separate it from other types of submission wrestling in Holland. In bjj, there’s always something to grab, whether it be a cuff, a pant leg, belt or collar. The fact that you can grab any part of your opponents clothing is a real tactical advantage, and many moves require it.
More importantly for your training though, your opponent can grab you as well. This requires you to have excellent defense. You absolutely must know every technique perfectly, because there’s not much chance of a hand slipping here. If you make the wrong move, or have the wrong angle, you’re less likely to be able to force it the way you can in no-gi.
When you practice no-gi, you’ll take this perfection with you. You’ll be guarding against moves your opponent can’t even make, and your defense will be solid. You’ll be rolling a more technical game and you’ll also be aware of gaps in your defense; gaps that will be significantly smaller than if you just practice no-gi.
But whether you’re you want to train gi or no-gi, for the best jiu jiutsu training in Holland, MI, visit New Breed Jiu Jitsu. You’re game will be better no matter what you wear, and with our BJJ Classes in Holland, you’ get the experienced training you need.