I would be interested in getting your opinion on the perennial question of the "kimono paradox". I coined that term to describe the belief that training with a gi on will actually make you better at no-gi competition than training without the gi all other things being equal.
Do you think the kimono paradox is real? In other words lets say that a person only had the goal to compete in no-gi tournaments and had no desire to learn any gi techniques or MMA or self-defense. This person just wants to focus on the sport of Sub. Wrestling a la Abu Dhabi type competition.
Let's say that person had a year to train for his first competition but had a limited amount of training time available. Let's say he only had three nights a week to train. Now for the sake of that sport would he actually be better at the end of the year if he trained part of most of the time with a gi on? I am speaking to all aspects of the sport too including time spent on takedowns.
Although its hard to prove or disprove the kimono paradox in a scientific sense I would really like to hear your opinion on this.