221937 Bullies, 4346 online  
  • Register
Our Sponsors:

Results 1 to 10 of 163
Page 1 of 17 1 234511 ... LastLast
Sponsored Links Spacer Image
  1. Goju - Joe is offline
    Goju - Joe's Avatar

    I am a Ninja bitches!! Deal with it

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    7,856

    Posted On:
    8/03/2007 1:13pm

    Join us... or die
     Style: Improv comedy

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Brock Larson on the gi

    Saw this quote and link on the UG thought it was very interesting and that Brock succinctly states why gi training is important

    http://mmamadness.com/insight.html?newsitem_id=41

    Brock Larson: Absolutely. I think every fighter is athletic and theyíre probably one of the most athletic fighters in their gym. Iím probably the best athlete in two of the three gyms I compete at or train at. So what the gi does is force you to take the athleticism out of it and forces you to be more technical because if you get your arm in trouble you canít just athletically pull it out or just slip out of it. You put your arm in trouble with the gi on, the guyís got a handle and got ahold of it, and he usually bends you arm. So, itís in your best interest to not put your arm in trouble ever. You get good habits of staying out of trouble, passing the guard correctly, not just flying through uncontrolled. And just controlling your opponent better. Thatís my view on it. I think the technical aspect helps me.
    Last edited by Goju - Joe; 8/03/2007 1:15pm at .
  2. Gumby is offline

    BJJ Purple Belt

    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    881

    Posted On:
    8/03/2007 2:01pm


     Style: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Its a flawed argument. Everyone is trying to figure out methods and hypothesis as to why training with the gi is superior to no gi, even when training for MMA.

    As he states it, he says that its very difficult to escape your arm in a gi situation should someone apply an arm bar on you. Simply turn the statement around and you see the flaw-

    If its more difficult to escape an armbar in gi, than it stands to reason that its more difficult to finish an armbar in no gi. As such, it requires a technical fighter whos very precise to finish that armbar, being that its so much easier for the defender to rely on his athleticism and slipperyness to escape.

    I'll also address his statement about controlling someone- so many grips make it very easy to control and hold someone when, for example, one gets to cross side. In this respect, your base and weight placement both do not have to be particularly good, depending on how strong your grips are. A no gi fighter, on the other hand, needs to be much more precise with his weight displacement when attempting to control someone from a dominant position.
  3. Goju - Joe is offline
    Goju - Joe's Avatar

    I am a Ninja bitches!! Deal with it

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    7,856

    Posted On:
    8/03/2007 2:27pm

    Join us... or die
     Style: Improv comedy

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    As a NCAA wrestler and MMA fighter I am pretty sure he trains no gi as well.

    I think his point wasn't gi training as being more important to no gi training, but that it is just as important for MMA and should be part of an MMA fighters training.

    I have also read interesting quites from Koscheck where he says he trains Gi as well.

    Not that your points aren't wrong, but for NCAA wrestlers they already have the weight placement and controll skills from wrestling.

    It's interesting I looked at Brock's Sherdog record expecting to see most of his wins come from GnP but they come from subs.
  4. UpaLumpa is offline
    UpaLumpa's Avatar

    Exasperated.

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Descending into absurdity
    Posts
    6,977

    Posted On:
    8/03/2007 7:01pm

    supporting member
     Style: BJJ

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Gumby
    As he states it, he says that its very difficult to escape your arm in a gi situation should someone apply an arm bar on you. Simply turn the statement around and you see the flaw-

    If its more difficult to escape an armbar in gi, than it stands to reason that its more difficult to finish an armbar in no gi. As such, it requires a technical fighter whos very precise to finish that armbar, being that its so much easier for the defender to rely on his athleticism and slipperyness to escape.
    Good reason to do both.
  5. BigDaveyB is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Summerville
    Posts
    98

    Posted On:
    8/03/2007 7:29pm


     Style: BJJ/Submission grappling

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    In my opinion, gi training helps me with my defensive technique since it is easier to get caught with a gi on while no-gi helps me with my offensive technique since it is harder for me to apply submissions without being able to control the person by grasping the gi. I also believe that teaching no-gi is better for self-defense since it is more realistic to what you would be able to do in the street to defend yourself.
  6. Roidie McDouchebag is offline
    Roidie McDouchebag's Avatar

    Injury Waiting To Happen

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Kamloops, BC
    Posts
    9,419

    Posted On:
    8/03/2007 8:12pm

    supporting member
     Style: Snatch Wrestling

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    There's no good reason to do both FOR MMA. For self defence, sure, but for MMA, Eddie Bravo is correct. BJJ guys promote ridiculous ideas because the gi is a tradition to them.

    To use his analogy, two guys train for the same amount of time, under the same instructor. One trains only in the gi, one trains only no-gi. They weigh the same, bench the same, are the same height, etc. Now, after years of training and an equal amount of success in their respective styles, they have a no-gi match...

    WHO WINS?
  7. Goju - Joe is offline
    Goju - Joe's Avatar

    I am a Ninja bitches!! Deal with it

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    7,856

    Posted On:
    8/03/2007 8:49pm

    Join us... or die
     Style: Improv comedy

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Brock Larson isn't a BJJ guy he's a wrestler

    Or at least started out as a wrestler.

    Like I said I have also heard Koschek say similar things in interviews about training in the gi.

    So I don't think it's purely a tradition thing.

    People who have wrestling backgrounds have spent years not wearing a gi and I think they enjoy the gi because it gives them a different appraoch than they're used to.
  8. NSLightsOut is offline
    NSLightsOut's Avatar

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    858

    Posted On:
    8/03/2007 8:54pm


     Style: BJJ

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cracky McSlugHoot
    There's no good reason to do both FOR MMA. For self defence, sure, but for MMA, Eddie Bravo is correct. BJJ guys promote ridiculous ideas because the gi is a tradition to them.

    To use his analogy, two guys train for the same amount of time, under the same instructor. One trains only in the gi, one trains only no-gi. They weigh the same, bench the same, are the same height, etc. Now, after years of training and an equal amount of success in their respective styles, they have a no-gi match...

    WHO WINS?
    I've always thought this argument was one really silly strawman, which doesn't consider a ridiculous number of variables. My contempt for the argument has grown since I introduced a training partner of mine to the no-gi game last week, and he took to it like a duck to water, in spite of having six to seven years of purely gi training, and in spite of having numerous specialties that don't work as well without a gi as with.

    Then again, look at how well Eddie Bravo's philosophy has worked for him.
    - How many no-gi champions has he produced?
    - How many MMA champions has he coached?
    - How many fights has he won since he beat Royler?

    Over time, I've rolled with a number of guys who never trained with the gi, or who do as much as possible to avoid rolling in it. Some with more training than me, some with less, some equal.

    None of them have impressed me all that much, in hindsight. All have relied more on attributes (strength, speed, stamina) than technique. When I've been submitted, it's usually been by something gimmicky that I haven't been exposed to, like the twister, that I've never been caught with since.
  9. Goju - Joe is offline
    Goju - Joe's Avatar

    I am a Ninja bitches!! Deal with it

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    7,856

    Posted On:
    8/03/2007 9:01pm

    Join us... or die
     Style: Improv comedy

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    None of them have impressed me all that much, in hindsight. All have relied more on attributes (strength, speed, stamina) than technique.
    Which is a point Larson was making.

    Given his wrestling and strength advantages I thing he finds the gi a great equalizer.

    Which is wehy it's important to do both
  10. spirez is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    402

    Posted On:
    8/04/2007 3:41am


     Style: BJJ/no-gi

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I've just taken up Gi and can definitely see the value of it as it is more technical.

    A couple of the purple belts have also told me that their technique gets more sloppy if they don't train with Gi for a while.

    I'm gonna stick with both now, 2 classes of each per week at the moment.
Page 1 of 17 1 234511 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Powered by vBulletin™© contact@vbulletin.com vBulletin Solutions, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved.