Gi vs No Gi
Why do we teach BJJ without a gi? It all comes down to grip and time. There are many techniques that are present in traditional gi Jiu-jitsu that become obsolete as soon as your opponent takes their gi top or shirt off. These are still quite valuable techniques to know although they, like all techniques, require a sufficient amount of time for a practitioner to learn and drill before they are useful. That time spent on learning techniques that only apply to very specific situations could be much better spent learning techniques that work no matter what your opponent is wearing.
No Gi Jiu-jitsu does not use grips that rely on clothing but rather rely on the "pockets" of the human body. As long as your opponent has a head, armpits, elbows, knees, ankles and hips, your No Gi Jiu-jitsu will work. This means whether you are training/competing in either Gi or No Gi BJJ, or you are dealing with a self defence situation where your opponent is wearing layers or is shirtless, your jiu jitsu will STILL work!
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