Would you rather Gi BJJ or No Gi in Olympics?

I personally would rather see No Gi. You cant do certain submissions in Gi that you can do in No Gi such as heel hooks

Brian Demuro - I personally would rather see No Gi. You cant do certain submissions in Gi that you can do in No Gi such as heel hooks

  Why is a gi stopping you from doing a heel hook?

Since BJJ w/gi is already in via Judo.

no-gi

 The martial art is Brazillian Jiu Jitsu, and it is done in a Gi.

I would love to see it in the Olympics, but I don't think it will happen until BJJ has some sort of drug testing in the bigger leagues or tourneys like IBJFF.




 No-gi.  Gi-chokes would have people that don't know the sport wondering what the hell just happened.

12SixElbow - 
Brian Demuro - I personally would rather see No Gi. You cant do certain submissions in Gi that you can do in No Gi such as heel hooks

  Why is a gi stopping you from doing a heel hook?

Because Gi matches dont allow heel hooks. They dont allow bicep slicers either

nowaydo - Since BJJ w/gi is already in via Judo.

no-gi

  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/2012-london-summer-olympic-games-judo-rules-format-205000154--oly.html



Vastly different.




if anything gi allows for more subs. if you mean rules, i would go for one that allows for as many finishes as possible.

if anything, the most exciting kind of sub wrestling was the old japanese combat wrestling.

nowaydo - Since BJJ w/gi is already in via Judo.

no-gi

Not necessarily since Judo doesnt do submissions below the waist. In Gi jiu jitsu, straight ankle locks, straight knee bars, and twisting toe holds (black belt only) are allowed.

i think op means type of rules being more sport bjj vs. adcc style.

since they banned a ton of stuff in olympic judo, bjj in the olympics will be awful if it ever happens; gi or nogi.

Brian Demuro - 
12SixElbow - 
Brian Demuro - I personally would rather see No Gi. You cant do certain submissions in Gi that you can do in No Gi such as heel hooks

  Why is a gi stopping you from doing a heel hook?

Because Gi matches dont allow heel hooks. They dont allow bicep slicers either

  You missed my point.



There is no SET BJJ rules, The olympics could certainly allow heel hooks.

As can any Gi tourney that wants to. I don't think IBJJF allows them, but most people seem to dislike the IBJJF anyway. It wouldn't be a given that the rules they have would be adopted by the olympics.


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I'd prefer no-gi...faster paced and more exciting, especially for uninformed viewers
And I'd hope that they would call it Submission Grappling instead of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu...seems kind of weird to include a specific countries name in a sport, even if it is the host country for that years Olympics. Phone Post

 Both. If only one no-gi.

12SixElbow - 
Brian Demuro - 
12SixElbow - 
Brian Demuro - I personally would rather see No Gi. You cant do certain submissions in Gi that you can do in No Gi such as heel hooks

  Why is a gi stopping you from doing a heel hook?

Because Gi matches dont allow heel hooks. They dont allow bicep slicers either

  You missed my point.



There is no SET BJJ rules, The olympics could certainly allow heel hooks.

As can any Gi tourney that wants to. I don't think IBJJF allows them, but most people seem to dislike the IBJJF anyway. It wouldn't be a given that the rules they have would be adopted by the olympics.



Not trying to get nasty here but what Gi tournament have you ever seen that allows heel hooks? Most tournaments follow the IBJJF rules. Ive competed for US Grappling, NAGA, and Grapplers Quest, and never were heel hooks allowed in a gi match

No-gi. Submission wrestling is as old as man. It belongs in the olympics.

GriffinQ - 

I'd prefer no-gi...faster paced and more exciting, especially for uninformed viewers
And I'd hope that they would call it Submission Grappling instead of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu...seems kind of weird to include a specific countries name in a sport, even if it is the host country for that years Olympics. Phone Post


Agreed. And if it is a No Gi event, it would have to be labeled submission grappling

Gi for a more technical display and keeping Jiu Jitsu true to its roots

It will never happen :( Phone Post