Not to be confused with this threat-
Difference between gi and no gi grappling?
Some scheduling difficulties have prompted me to check out some other gyms/schools, and I happened upon a REALLY inexpensive BJJ class relatively nearby that doesn't conflict with my current training. The instructor was really laid back, and the price was right...so I decided to give it a whirl.
Most of my training up until this point has been in No Gi BJJ, and so you can imagine my surprise when my new BJJ school freestyled in full gi. I felt like a complete fish out of water, and I've had to change the way I freestyle.
One thing that really caught me off guard was the ease of collar chokes/control. Since my previous schools had an informal "Respect the Shirt" policy with No-Gi grappling, it never dawned on me to protect my collar. Sure, I always kept an eye on guillotine attempts and neck control, but the concept of repelling attempts at collar control really threw me off.
After two weeks of Gi freestyle every class, I figured that I would ask you guys what you've noticed about the different approaches and nuances of each game as it pertains to you. I'd also like to know which you prefer and why.