NoGi is a highly effective martial art that focuses on ground fighting, without the traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) gi. A gi is the traditional uniform for martial arts, but part of what makes NoGi unique is that you wear street clothes with rash guards instead. NoGi has become a popular martial art and is now practiced by many top-level competitors. NoGi is a great way to learn most of the ground fighting techniques that are used in BJJ, and to train for a variety of situations.
NoGi BJJ is an intense full body workout that will help you lose weight, increase your muscle mass, and teach you some of the best ground fighting techniques available today. By learning the basic NoGi techniques and principles, you'll gain the confidence and skills to defend yourself in competition and real life situations.
Athletic shorts without pockets are ideal for NoGi training. Moisture-wicking and quick-drying fabric helps with movement, comfort, and focus during your session. Strongly consider wearing a rash guard for you and your training partner’s safety. If you don't have a rash guard, a tight-fitting athletic shirt can suffice until you acquire one. Consult your doctor, coach, or physical therapist for advice on any orthopedic support, brace, or other aid you may want or need.
A typical NoGi class will include warmup drills, technique instruction, rolling drills, and conditioning exercises. You'll also learn how to apply these techniques in real-life scenarios such as self defense, mixed martial arts (MMA), or competition.
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