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THE ARGUMENT FOR GI, AND NO GI IN BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

If you train BJJ, sometime in your career you have heard the argument, gi vs gi, In my own opinion I feel both have value.

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Within the gi lies a technical game that includes hundreds if not thousands of extra techniques available. I personally find the gi helps me focus on being extremely technical while building strength through the constant grip fighting exchanges. If you make a mistake in the gi you are going to pay for it, for example, if you get caught in a triangle you won’t just slip out, you need to focus on the techniques in order to escape.

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Without the gi, though the game becomes fast and super dynamic allowing you to focus on transitions between moves more than if you were in a gi, the movement isn’t stifled and creates a very flowing game between competitors allowing for more submissions.

That being said at the end of the day they both jiu-jitsu and as long as I’m practicing jiu-jitsu in. I love both and if you want to be an all round BJJ practitioner train both as much as you can.