If you want to be a well-rounded Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, you should also train in no-gi submission grappling. If you don’t train both gi and no-gi, you will inevitably have serious gaps in your game.
No-gi uses a lot of the same principles as gi jiu-jitsu. In some cases, it’s a bit more difficult because you don’t have a gi to grab, but rather a sweaty, slippery opponent. It forces you to focus on center control and controlled pins, and it’s a much faster experience. No-gi improves holds and submissions simply because there is nothing to assist your grip. When you’ve learned how to control an opponent who isn’t wearing a gi, you will be able to more easily control one who is.
Many people argue that no-gi is the superior martial art because street and MMA fights won’t include a gi. Although clothing can be used in a self-defense situation, the material is not always as strong as a gi, so most techniques require you to be faster and more efficient with your grips.
No-gi submission grappling will accelerate your overall Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game and will improve your overall enjoyment of the sport.
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