Friday, February 17, 2012

No Gi Tournament Trends

I am going to be reprinting some old classic entries from my previous blog called The Angry Grappler. It will chronicle the evolution in my understanding of martial arts.
26 April 2009 @ 10:12 pm

Takedowns matter a whole lot more in no gi tournaments. More wrestlers compete because of the nature of the event.

There is a lot more guillotines and d'arce chokes.

Half guards becomes a lot less affective.

Lot more explosions, head controls, leg locks.

The pace of the matches were a lot quicker because there were less handles. So the cardio becomes a lot more anerobic.

Less about grips, more about leg fu and hip movement.

Training for a gi tournament and no gi tournament are very different things. I know Marcelo Garcia says he trains gi all the way up to a no gi tournament but we are not Marcelo Garcia.
About the Author:

Sam Y. is a Master Personal Trainer, Certified Nutritionist, Coach, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Enhancement Specialist, Yoga and Pilates instructor, and holds multiple certifications. He is also an avid Martial Artist, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing, and MMA. He is also the author of the popular fitness blog All Out Effort as well as the popular martial arts blog Inner BJJ. You can find him in the Los Angeles area personal training his clients, or at home annoying his wife, or on Facebook at his personal fitness page.

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