Soul Gravy -blabbermouth -
The control the gi gives me let me feel what the moves felt like when they actually work. The more I felt what success felt like, the more I understood why the move was successful, the quicker I got, the easier no gi became because I knew what adjustments to make.
I honestly don't think I would be as technical of grappler if I was only a no gi grappler.
Wrestling is every bit as technical as BJJ and doesn't use a gi.
1. i wasn't saying anything about wrestling, so thanks for rushing to defend your precious sport when it was entirely unnecessary. I hope you got there in time to save your feelings.
2. I'm much better at BJJ than I ever was at wrestling and I'm sure it's because of what I described in my previous post. Now, i know longer train pure wrestling, but when I do a stand-up no-gi class I have enough knowledge of control to understand when the move will work or what i need to change to get the control for the move. i also have a great ability to know when I'm safe or in danger because i know what it feels like when I've disrupted my opponent's control. If you don't like that my experience with the gi is overwhelmingly more positive and productive than without it then you can kiss my balls because not everything in life works the way you want it to.