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    No gi vs Gi for white belts/bjj fundamental

    Hi, I had a few questions. I did gi bjj for one year and reached blue belt. But I had a metabolic condition that forced me to quit BJJ. That was four years ago. Now that I feel everything is under control and pretty, I want to get back into bjj. Looking at Bjj schools around me, 10th planet has the best schedule for me. Would you say 10th planet is a good for white belts like me whose starting off fresh vs gi training school? I don't have any competition goals. I just want to roll again and maybe do some comps for fun, but mostly for fitness. I ask, because I have always read gi grappling makes your game tighter/technical. And I would like focus on a solid fundamental base. Anyways I think 10th planet is cool, thanks for any info.

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    Hey! Glad to hear you are doing better! Having to quit training due to injuries or sickness definitely sucks.

    Most of the 10th Planet moonheads are sticklers on basics and fundamentals and we are always welcoming beginners. You will be learning the same fundamentals minus the cloth dependent tug of war.

    As far as the gi making your game tighter...bullshit. That's marketing crap that the gi schools love to tout. Most of our students do just as well in gi tournaments and sometimes better.

    Best advice, try it out and see which method you prefer.

    Can I ask which moon you are near?

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    Hi thanks for the advice. I was googling schools and suprised to see a 10th planet school in Seattle and it fits perfectly with my current schedule.

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    Ah, Seattle! That's Nathan Orchard! DEFINITELY take advantage of that opportunity. He's one of 10th Planet's top warriors. You will not be disappointed.

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    Mentally you can slow things down in the gi due to a lot more stalling between positions. On that sense it might clean up your game from a technical standpoint since youíll have a greater appreciation for the battles within. The battles. Itís all literally the same Jiu Jitsu, body mechanics, etc. Natty Orchard is a baaad mother-effer. I vacationed out there once with the sole purpose of tracking with him a few days. He puts a good emphasis on takedowns in his warmups which is a good skill to have. Youíll get really good really quick under him.
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    Simply put, before the water gets too clouded with acidotes: If you want to get better in the Gi, train in the Gi. If you want to get better in No-Gi, train No-Gi.
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