Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi and no Gi

This martial art is a ground fighting, self-defence art in which a smaller/ weaker person can defeat a bigger, stronger assailant by using the body to submit the opponent using joint-locks and chokeholds in Gi or No Gi style. This style focuses on the body’s flexibility to get the upper hand and uses the opponent’s body limitations to their advantage. This style was developed by the Gracie family to change the judo style from using physical strength against your opponent but use techniques and positions for any person. Sparring or “Rolling” situations can change if it is Gi or No Gi. With Gi you can use the person’s Gi against them by grabbing them to gain leverage or even use their own Gi to choke them while relying on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques. In No Gi the focus is purely on BJJ techniques to get a submission on your opponent. There are several positions the fight can take place from such as guard position (one person is on their knees and the other is on their back with their legs wrapped around the opponent’s waist), mount (one person’s is on their back and the other is on top of the opponent in a sit-like position), back mount position (one person is on their stomach and the other is on the opponent’s back in a sit-like position), and side control (one person is on their back the other is on top with the legs on the side of the opponent). Each position as their positives and negatives for both the person on top and bottom if you know what you are doing you can make the situation work for you.

Legends MMA is affiliated with Robert Drysdale who oversees and grades our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) program. Robert Drysdale is known to be one of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners in the world. Running out of Las Vegas, he has coached the likes of Forrest Griffin, Randy Couture, and Frank Mir, all of them UFC champions. Legends MMA are honoured to be under Robert Drysdale BJJ program. BJJ is important for those who wish to work in Mixed Martial Arts to defend yourself against a ground fighter to prevent submission or to have your opponent put into submission in a match.