NoGi Bjj/MMA/Wrestling



Gi and No Gi are the 2 forms of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Gi Jiu Jitsu is grappling with the use of a traditional Gi, which allows you to grab the clothing of your opponent. Bristol Dojo NoGi BjjNo Gi is grappling without the traditional uniform, instead you wear shorts and a rash guard. In no gi you cannot grab your opponent’s clothing.

To be a complete BJJ player, you should train in both. Marcelo Garcia is a good example of a BJJ player that is world class in both. He only started No Gi at brown belt, having built a strong base in Gi Jiu-Jitsu first. Usually if you start training in majority without the Gi, then you will have a much harder time adapting to the Gi. The Gi in some ways is more complex with all the grips but No Gi has many other aspects which are not found in the Gi (for ex: more brabo chokes, guillotines, footlocks than in the Gi).

At Bristol Dojo Bjj we offer NoGi training for Bjj, MMA and Wrestling and is suitable for everyone no matter what their experience level. In Gi, you will of course wear a BJJ Gi. In No Gi, you wear shorts and a T-shirt or rash guard. No Gi i BJJ is faster paced. Gi slows things down due to the natural friction of the garment.

Bristol Dojo NoGi Bjj

While and Gi and No Gi are very similar, the way both styles evolve are very different. In Gi, the numerous grips and Gi material mean that alot of set ups are based on using the Gi matrerial for ex: lapel or worm guard (which is impossible in No Gi). In No Gi, you look more at taking your opponent’s back because mounting in No Gi has limited submisions, and the back position has the rear naked choke and other options. You will find No Gi players using more guillotines and brabo/darce chokes as well as using more foot locks.

It is hard to say what is more technical as both styles are different and you also have much smaller No Gi players that submit bigger ones (taking the back is a great way of doing that).

 

This class is suitable for those who wish to study grappling without the use of a Gi (uniform) as a stand alone art or as part of our MMA program. You will learn techniques without the Gi (training uniform). Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is an art based in ground fighting. Along with this, it teaches takedowns, takedown defense, ground control, and especially submissions. Submissions refer to holds that either cut off an opponent’s air supply (chokes) or look to take advantage of a joint (such as armbars).

Bristol Dojo NoGi Bjj

At Bristol Dojo Bjj, you are a part of an extended family. You will join a team that will support you in your quest for self-improvement. Training the techniques and participating in live training sessions, with your partners and coaches, will give you an arsenal of weapons at your disposal whenever you should need them. The more you train, the more you will arm yourself with knowledge and skills to fight all your battles in life like a black belt.

Technique is everything and although it helps to be fairly fit, you do not need to have done any other martial arts, be larger than anyone else, nor have large muscles to use these strategies and defeat your opponent.

At Bristol Dojo Bjj we also have an active competition team for those who wish to enter grappling events and have has great success at British, European and world level.