Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a key aspect of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training. Traditionally,
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is trained with a gi. Many successful mixed martial artists
are also black belts in Brazilian jiu Jitsu. Most mixed martial artists, however,
train and compete without the gi. Technically, this style is referred to as submission
grappling, and not Jiu Jitsu.
There are both advantages and disadvantages to training with and without a gi. Many
believe that the traditional Jiu Jitsu with a gi allows the student to slow down
the training and concentrate on proper technique. Others argue that the gi is impractical
and focus for the mixed martial artist should be purely no-gi.
At Victory MMA we don't require any students to purchase or train with a gi.
A majority of our training for ground fighting is based on modern submission grappling.
We do our best to make sure that there is a focus on proper technique and practicing
a move until it becomes natural and easy to perform without injuring your partner
or being injured yourself. We feel that this marriage of philosophies allows for
a safer, more technical, and practical training session.
If you're in Colorado Springs, CO and are interested in training mixed martial arts
and submission grappling, fill out this form for more information about how to get
involved. We look forward to seeing you in class.