No Gi Jiu-Jitsu
This class features grappling techniques from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (as well as American Freestyle Wrestling, Sambo, and Judo) that can be used in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as well as submission grappling and street self-defense. Unlike the BJJ class, in addition to cutting edge Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques, the no gi class also features techniques that are allowed in more open style grappling competitions (NAGA, Submission Only, Submission Challenge, etc.) such as leglocks, neckcranks, and spinelocks.
What does “No Gi” mean?
No Gi refers to the removal of the traditional gi (or kimono) uniform. No Gi Jiu-Jitsu is seen as more practical for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as one does not learn to rely on gripping the lapel, sleeve, or belt, as is the norm in traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. No Gi also breaks away from the traditional belt system made popular by Asian martial arts and instead ranks competitors by years of experience and performance in competition.