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View Poll Results: How much gi or no-gi training do you or your school currently do?

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  • All gi.

    14 18.18%
  • Mostly gi.

    23 29.87%
  • Gi and no-gi equally.

    13 16.88%
  • Mostly no-gi.

    8 10.39%
  • All no-gi.

    16 20.78%
  • Other (explain below)

    1 1.30%
  • Comedy "I'm Eddie Bravo" Option.

    2 2.60%
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  1. Meex is offline
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    Posted On:
    12/22/2004 8:19pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    gi - no gi - yu gi
    *takes smart a$$ back into coma*

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    Posted On:
    12/22/2004 11:16pm


     Style: pokemon

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I never wear gi,your allowed to but i think you'd just look ridiculous since everyone else is in sweat pants and t-shirts xD
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    Posted On:
    12/23/2004 2:54am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Currently train no gi 100% of the time but I have a very solid foundation in gi work. I'd prefer to work 30/60 (gi/no-gi) so my gi training does not fall too far off the beatin' track. Maybe I'll wear my gi to class next time for the hell of it. That would be funny though as no one even owns a gi where I train except the instructors.

    ****... that means I gotta dig out 'ol blue. My faithful lifelong companion in the arts. :angry7:

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    Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without spilling your Guinness.
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    Posted On:
    12/23/2004 6:43am


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    We train all gi except for when there's a submission wrestling comp. coming up. I like it that way since I think gi grappling is more fun.
    I pointed at him [the panhandler], bringing my rear hand up in a subtle approximation of the double Wu Sau guard that is the default hand position in Wing Chun Kung Fu.

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    Posted On:
    12/23/2004 10:16am

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     Style: MuayThai,Igo Ryu Jiujitsu

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    My schools has cycles.


    6 weeks gi
    6weeks no gi
    6 weeks vale tudo.
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    Posted On:
    12/23/2004 1:29pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUT
    My schools has cycles.


    6 weeks gi
    6weeks no gi
    6 weeks vale tudo.
    Do you like this way of learning? I think personally I would hate it and prefer to train all three simultaneously, which is what I used to do.

    **Bullshido Sarcastic Response Stopper** What I mean is training them on different days of the week.
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    Posted On:
    12/23/2004 1:40pm


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    no gi ...

    one thing to mention ... is that if you can always use no-gi technigues whatever the guys is wearing ... more or less ...

    but you might not be able to use all you gi-techniques ... depending on the clothing ...
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    Posted On:
    12/23/2004 3:36pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I train in the gi all the time at my BJJ and Judo schools, so at throwdowns I try to go no-gi unless I need to work gi techniques specifically.
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    Posted On:
    12/30/2004 1:04am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    "Mostly gi, it's harder and makes your game tighter"

    I always found the reasons for training in a gi to help your no-gi game to be illogical.
    They say you get tighter.
    I think quite the contrary.
    I can hold a guy down when I have side when he's wearing a gi WAY easier than in no-gi.
    Therefore my nogi holddowns suffer when using a gi.
    Often they say "your escapes get better using a gi cause it's harder to escape"
    This is certainly more reasonable but then again, logically if it's harder to escape in gi then holddowns suffer.
    Some say "it's good to change things up once in awhile to escape your comfort zone"
    Thats maybe true, but gi and no gi are so different that it seems bizzare to go so far as to don a gi to escape your comfort zone.
    When I wanna change things up I will do different things like going a whole week without using chokes, or refusing the top position.
    These things change your game without changing the rules of the game.

    Saying it is good to train in gi to get good at no-gi is like saying "play ping pong to train tennis".
    It's absurd on it's face.
    Yes, guys that trained in gi do well in the ADCC, but how many guys did a decade of ground without doing gi?
    And surely 5 extra years of ground even if it's in gi helps your no gi game.

    I got no objection to training gi.I like to do it once in awhile myself.But you shouldnt feel the need to rationalize your in-gi training time by saying it helps your no gi game.
    You should do gi to get good at gi.And no-gi to get good at no-gi.I know a guy training only in a gi who says one day he plans on fighting in pride.He honestly believes if he gets phenomenal in a gi he can then learn standup, no-gi and takedowns and that it will be pretty simple.
    He will get KTFO by the first good MMA guy he faces and realise then just how much of a fool he was to spend years learning the inumerable intricacies of gi when he only wanted to be a MMA fighter.
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    Posted On:
    12/30/2004 1:11am

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     Style: Pro-Wrestling

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    One further point.Yes if you are training for self-defense then you would be wise to become competent in a gi.But oddly, at the JKDC school where I trained years ago we never used striking when wearing gi's.This is also the norm in BJJ schools.
    If you wear gi's and strike then the game changes yet again pretty significantly.
    For example...the best gi-choke escape becomes the "punch him in the face" option.
    I don't sweat self-defense, as I don't get set upon by gangs as much as your Sammy Franco's do, I'm just sayin', if you do, you might wanna consider in gi MMA.
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