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    no-gi jiu jitsu
    (Submission grappling)

    No Gi Jiu Jitsu, also known as “submission grappling” is a jiu jitsu style that has its roots influenced by a fusion of martial arts disciplines, including Vale Tudo, MMA, Catch Wrestling, and traditional wrestling.

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    While traditional Gi Jiu-Jitsu has long been cherished by practitioners, No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu has surged in popularity in recent years, offering a dynamic and exciting dimension to the sport.

    What is No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu?

    No Gi Jiu Jitsu, also known as “submission grappling,” is a jiu-jitsu style that has its roots influenced by a fusion of martial arts disciplines, including Vale Tudo, MMA, Catch Wrestling, and traditional wrestling.

    In recent years, it has experienced an explosive rise in popularity, thanks partly to the remarkable achievements and dynamic personalities of iconic figures like Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones.

    No-Gi Jiu Jitsu boasts a fast-paced, action-packed style, offering entertainment that has attracted non-jiu jitsu spectators and fans to the sport for the first time.

    Where the Gi provides a solid foundation for your Jiu-Jitsu journey by honing your technical skills and defensive prowess, No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu accelerates your understanding of offensive strategies and tactics.

    It is faster-paced, and the inclusion of techniques like heel hooks and leg locks provide an additional layer of excitement and depth to your arsenal of attacks.

    Get the following benefits from SBG's No-Gi Jiu Jitsu Classes

    Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or a beginner looking to embark on your Jiu-Jitsu journey, our diverse Jiu-Jitsu programs will help you achieve your goals. 

    real-world self defense

    No-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes practical techniques that are effective in real-life confrontations, teaching you how to defend yourself in realistic situations.

    Well-rounded jiu-jitsu skills

    Training without the gi encourages a more focus on technique, precision, and adaptability, making your Jiu-Jitsu game more dynamic.

    hone your attacks

    No-gi training sharpens your offensive techniques, requiring more precise control and movement due to having less grips.

    improve cardio

    The fast-paced nature of no-gi grappling tests and enhances your cardiovascular endurance, preparing you for intense physical exertion and improving overall fitness.

    improve your wrestling

    No-gi BJJ incorporates elements of wrestling, offering you the chance to refine takedowns, control, and movements that are crucial for dominating in grappling exchanges.

    prep for mma

    Training no-gi is essential for those looking to transition into Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), as it better simulates MMA grappling conditions.

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    Experience Jiu Jitsu at SBG Atlanta

    Unlike other Jiu Jitsu schools who often thrust students into a full martial arts class (which feels super intimidating), all our new Jiu Jitsu athletes start in our 8-week Foundations program. In Foundations, we teach the fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu in a smaller, more controlled, and non-intimidating environment.

    In addition to learning the fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu, you’ll get in “Jiu Jitsu shape” at a more comfortable and sustainable pace. Most BJJ practitioners will tell you that getting in shape for Jiu Jitsu can only be done by actually doing Jiu Jitsu.

    Because of the way we’ve structured Foundations, we’ve had a tremendous success rate of people enjoying their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training and cultivating a controlled and friendly environment. Our #1 priority is for you to feel safe and part of the tribe from your first class.

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    Have Questions About Jiu Jitsu Classes at SBG?

    Here are some frequently asked questions. If you still have questions about the program, please click the button below to contact one of our coaches.

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    • What do I wear for No-Gi classes?

      For classes that are “No-Gi” classes, you’ll want to wear a rash guard (very tight shirt) and a pair of board shorts or long pants (also known as ‘spats’) that do not have pockets. Don’t worry if you don’t have gear on hand, you can always purchase from our on-site stores; or you are always welcome to wear your own brands. All Gi and No Gi classes will be clearly marked so that you’ll know what attire to wear to class.

    • How often do you have No-Gi classes?

      We have a lot of opportunities for No-Gi at SBG. Half of our Intermediate and Advanced Jiu Jitsu classes are No-Gi (Submission Grappling) listed at various times throughout the week. The other half of our Intermediate and Advanced Jiu Jitsu classes, and ALL of our Foundations classes, are conducted in the Gi (the traditional two-piece uniform consisting of a jacket and pants, along with a belt which communicates your rank). In addition, there are a variety of Open Mat times throughout the week where you can grab a buddy to work on whatever techniques you’d like – whether that is in Gi or No Gi, it’s your choice!

      Jiu Jitsu Gi and No Gi classes will be clearly marked so you will know what class you are attending.

    • When can I start training No-Gi?

      The vast majority of our new students that enroll at Straight Blast Gym have very little or no prior experience in martial arts. All new students will start in our Foundations Jiu Jitsu class (which is conducted in the Gi). After graduating Foundations classes, you will be able to attend Intermediate classes – where you will have ample opportunity to train No-Gi. Half of our Intermediate classes are No-Gi, and the other Half are conducted in the Gi.