There are two styles of ground fighting: Gi and no-Gi. Gi is the more traditional form of Jiu-Jitsu, requiring the traditional robe (Kimono or Gi). This specially-made uniform consists of 3 different pieces – a jacket, pants and a belt.
At Eagle Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, our instructors offer Gi training for men, women and children of all ages. Gi training does have many differences from no-Gi training, as the clothing worn makes a big difference on training approaches and general techniques.
1) You can use the Gi as an offensive and defensive tool. With Gi training, you’ll be able to hold on to the Gi worn by your opponent and use it to your advantage. You can grasp it when you're sweeping, lending your attacks foundation.
2) It provides a more realistic situation for self-defense. Simply put, if you are attacked, you will likely face someone who is wearing clothing that can be used against them. For those learning Jiu-Jitsu for self-defense, Gi training may be the better choice.
3) It simply provides more possibilities for action. A Gi forces its wearer to rely on more technical practices to take down an opponent. This means there are many different ways to do so.
At Eagle Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, you’ll learn all of these techniques from our qualified instructors. If you believe Gi Jiu-Jitsu training is something you’re interested in, contact our academy today.