Originally Posted by rockdawg21
This is so true. We do BJJ most of the time with a gi and I constantly see moves that wouldn't work in MMA simply because the techniques require a gi to be accomplished. If you ask me, this is why wrestling is typically the dominant discipline in MMA because wrestling is literally controlling the person rather than controlling the clothing on the person.
Plus, you see it in the amateurs that even brown belts in BJJ get KTFO, aren't good at takedowns, holding the positions, etc. I think a lot of that is because they train with a gi instead of gi-less grappling all the time.
That’s a good point. I remember starting to really notice the collars of people I saw throughout the day, thinking ‘yeah, I could choke that guy!’