Gi and No Gi grappling in BJJ

Gi and No Gi grappling in BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ is getting more popular today. In my opinion, any individual, who is interested in learning this sport must start at an early age. In such a way, he can enhance his skills, practice moves or techniques and grow up with a stronger body. The earlier you start your Jiu-Jitsu training, the more time you will have in mastering the sport. Remember that this has something to do with fighting and you can only join a real match, if your coach or instructor can see that you are competitive enough and capable of fighting.

You may be watching various BJJ matches as an encouragement to fight. But, before those people reached those matches, they have gone through a lot of sacrifices. They need to seriously attend trainings and spend more time with their coaches to practice different techniques. You just don’t know how many times they fell, but did not give up because they would like to reach their dream of being a popular BJJ athlete someday. Well, I guess every Jiu-Jitsu fighter must have that dream, so that they can turn this sport into a career.

It is not that easy to have a career in BJJ, especially if you are weak. So, you need to be strong enough and have determination as well as passion for this sport. With such personality and trait, it is not far to be someone like the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Yuri Simoes. Do you know that this BJJ fighter is good at grappling? I think this technique made him popular and it is also the same technique, which brought him to where he is right now.

Who is Yuri Simoes?

Yuri Simoes is a successful BJJ fighter and he is competitive enough, when it comes to grappling strategies. He is actually representing an association named, Caio Terra BJJ. In 2007, he became an IBJJF South America champion in the junior division. Again, a champion in the IBJJF European Open as a purple in 2009 and brown in 2010/2011. He also became a champion under the IBJJF American in 2012/2014, IBJJF World No-Gi black belter in 2014 and 2016, and brown in 2011. He was also a champion for purple belt in 2009 and brown belt in 2011 under the IBJJF World.

With such achievements and prestigious awards, you would surely find him as a notable person in the field of BJJ. Anyway, he is not only a fighter, but an instructor as well. So, if you would love to be like him someday, then why not follow his steps and learn from him, right? He will not just teach you what you need to know, but he will teach you everything that he knows that may bring you to the top of your career.

Gi Technique

Gi is a grabbing technique in a traditional BJJ sport, where you may grab anything that your opponent is putting on his body, such as his belt, pants, jacket and lapel. Why don’t you click this to know about various Gi techniques?

If you are playing a Jiu-Jitsu with Gi, then grabbing those things as well as tugging your opponent around with those is fair. This means that while you are grabbing things, you are also imposing different moves at the same time. You may also use this technique to be in control of the fight. In my opinion, you may do some chokes while in this setting.

No Gi Technique

You have to know that a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match is an opposite of the Gi technique. This means that you are not allowed to grab whatever your opponent is wearing. But, this does not mean that you cannot control the opponent or make moves. You just need to be very smart in making use of other techniques, such as clinch and overhook moves.

Now, if you are very much interested in fighting with No-Gi, then you would surely need to learn various lock and submission techniques. For example, you may need to practice the leg lock and you can use this as a way to control your opponent’s move or for him to submit. It would be great, if you can go to, so that you can learn more about the No-Gi technique.

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