Gi Jiu jitsu is very specific in that it has a certain set of grips you need to have understanding of. While nogi is more dynamic and somewhat more reliant on athletic prowess the gi jiu jitsu and the step by step setup and understanding can catapult you to a new level.
Why is Grip Training Important:
Grip training is where it all starts, going back to the fundamentals. The first point of contact in any fight is the grip. How can you win a fight if you can’t hold onto your opponent?
How do you grip train?
This type of training often overlooked by BJJ players. Grabbing metal bars at a gym isn’t exactly the same as grabbing the sleeve of your opponent’s kimono in a fight. And it is not exactly subtle to carry and wrap a giant kimono around those bars, which is also extremely dangerous.
Coach Matt Thornton shares some excellent points in how to approach grips, what makes them effective, when to let go and how to avoid finger injuries.
Check Out Travis Stevens ‘Scientific Gripping Systems‘ , The Gripping Formula That Makes All The Difference No Matter Where You Start: By An Elite BJJ Blackbelt Who Is Also An Olympic Silver Medalist In Judo: