"IMO, this is where people get confused. The question was geared specifically towards the BJJ aspect of Helwig's training. "
" Im an mma guy. Im trying to be "the ultimate fighting champion" not win copa de mundial. If it will make me a better fighter, Im game. But being good at doing at a bunch of moves that rely on grabbing the belt or collar has zero appeal for me. "
He states in his first post his goal is MMA not BJJ
"This precisely the point I wanted to make.
Why not practice strikes with the gi on? This will solve the problem of training solely sport jiu-jitsu because you have now added in strikes to the scenario.
The added constraints of having a gi on make it more difficult to maintain dominant positions at times when you sit up to strike, etc. the guy has friction on his side to be able to push against you and escape his hips or something like that. "
I see where you going with that, however i'm not to sure i'd like someone pulling a Gi over my head then raining punches down on my head :-D.
Actually all jokes aside that sounds kinda interesting, i might give that a bash and see how it goes.