Thursday, July 21, 2011

gi vs no gi

When it comes down to gi vs no gi training/competition... people seem very polarized in opinion. Marcelo Garcia says that to get good at no gi, you must master the gi. Eddie Bravo on the other hand would say the exact opposite.

In my opinion, a large amount of techniques are actually shared between the two. And since both are pretty important parts of BJJ, training should be divided roughly 50/50 % between the two.

I feel that in no gi, the skill disparity between two people is not as evident as with the gi on, simply because of the amount of available moves that are taken away.

Now here is the "classic sweep" or "shaolin sweep" done by world champion Robson Moura

8 comments:

The Golden Eel said...

nice sweep. It's also in Ryan Hall's DHG series, but it's not one I've really worked at.

The Dawg said...

Nice technique there!

GMSoccerPicks said...

I dont know why, but this kind of videos always amaze me hahaha i guess im easily amused

Rich. said...

Ouch!!!

Diego Sousa said...

i always train with no gi, i think it's way more useful in a real situation

nice blog btw!

hoaks2 said...

I'll be honest, I have no idea what Gi is.

Samuel Morales Bender said...

You should tell us what Gi is :S

myarlak said...

as seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ6LxYWDbJU gi techniques can be applied in real world situations