No Gi BJJ
No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes
Welcome to No Gi BJJ, where technique, agility, and grappling merge to create a training experience like no other.
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Learn BJJ techniques which are adapted to not rely on the grip availability of training in a traditional Gi.
Deemed “New Age Jiu Jitsu” No Gi is fast paced, fun and is becoming a highly popular sport in it’s own right. If MMA is your thing then No Gi is a must!
No Gi BJJ at Roar MMA
No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enhances practicality and adaptability for real-world effectiveness.
No Gi is the practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu without using a traditional Gi. This eradicates a lot of friction and grip provided by the Gi, resulting in a faster sport.
Many traditional and fundamental techniques cross over between the two variations of the sport but also differ in effectiveness depending on the level of grip. In No Gi, the options of cross chokes, lapel chokes, etc., are gone, as are the abilities to control your opponent and their posture in various positions and guards.
No Gi also carries a different rule set to traditional Gi, allowing for more leg locks and heel hooks for higher ranks. The standup side is also different (competition rounds start standing), with more of a wrestling adaptation, whereas for Gi, Judo may be more effective.
At Roar MMA, we recommend trying Gi and No Gi BJJ. Some people enjoy both; others lean towards one or the other. Either way, we love all forms of jiu-jitsu and are happy to welcome and guide you through your journey!
As you progress in BJJ, your skills and knowledge grow, leading to increased self-confidence, self-belief, and a positive self-image that extends beyond the mat.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu equips you with practical and effective self-defence techniques, enabling you to protect yourself and others in real-world situations.
BJJ is a highly dynamic and physically demanding martial art, providing a complete workout that improves cardiovascular endurance, strength, mobility, flexibility, and overall fitness.
Calm Under Pressure
Training in BJJ enhances mental sharpness, quick thinking, and strategic decision-making skills as you learn to anticipate and react to various scenarios on the mat.
Jiu-jitsu helps alleviate stress and promotes mental well-being by providing an outlet to release tension, focus on the present moment, and channel your energy in a positive way.
Discipline and Focus
BJJ requires dedication, consistency, and discipline, fostering valuable qualities that can be applied to all areas of life, including work, relationships, and personal goals.
Social and Community
BJJ creates a supportive and inclusive community of practitioners, fostering friendships, teamwork, and a sense of belonging that enhances the overall training experience.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu promotes personal growth by pushing you out of your comfort zone, teaching resilience, and nurturing a growth mindset that translates to other aspects of life.
No Gi Coaches
Meet our Team of No Gi BJJ Enthusiasts
No Gi Reviews
"I've never met a more warm and friendly group of people, completely free of ego"
We are honoured to share some feedback from our valued members.
Thanks to Kane at Roar. Singing up he made everything smooth and simple. Attended my 1st BJJ class and Kane was brilliant. Being the new guy he still took the time to show me the ropes. Looking forward to the journey.
Very welcoming environment for BJJ starters
Great facilities, great coaches, great people all round... Get down there and give it a try, you won't be disappointed
I've been training Jiu Jitsu for 8 months now and I can honestly say I've never met a more warm and inviting group of people, completely free of ego.
Great facility, terrific coaches. Definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to try Martial arts :)
I've been doing BJJ at Roar for around 3.5 years now and the place has become a second home. There is no ego or intimidation, just a great bunch of people you could almost call family, all training hard and enjoying rounds.
Great facility and experienced staff
Super welcoming group of people. Good hard rolls and a good range of body types to train with. You couldn't pick a better gym.
Home of the the best grapplers and fighters i’ve ever met. My home. The lessons you’ll learn are second to none - fight skills and life skills.
No Gi BJJ Class Locations
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No Gi students don’t receive stripes during gradings in the same way Gi practitioners do. If you train only in No Gi, you will receive your next belt when your coach believes you are ready. If you train in both Gi and No Gi, wear your Gi to gradings and you may receive stripes.
There is no quick and easy path to get to the next level, just keep turning up, working hard and being consistent, and your time will come!
If you are doing Gi, you will need to wear a Gi. If you haven’t got one, there are usually a couple of sets that you may borrow at the gym. If you are doing No-Gi, a sports tee and shorts (no buttons or embellishments) will work just fine. When you’re ready to commit, get a rashguard and MMA shorts or leggings. Try to avoid wearing shorts with pockets.
A mouthguard is highly recommended!
Yes! If you have time in your schedule, consistent weight training supports an increase in strength and prevents injuries. However, if weights aren’t your thing, no problem! Your body will condition itself to jiu jitsu over time with regular training.
On your first class, introduce yourself to the coach. He will introduce you to the class. Let your training partners know you’re new, roll to work on a technique, take it slow and tap early.
This is time commitment dependent. Your training schedule should work for you, but anywhere between 2-5 times is great, including open mats. The main thing is to be sustainable and consistent.
One technique at a time. As there are many aspects to BJJ, focus on what it is you want to get good at, drill it and apply it to your rolls. When you become consistent in that technique, you get better.
Not really, we exploit mechanical leverage, but having strength behind you, can’t hurt.
The Gi (also known as a Kimono) is what is traditionally worn in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It is a martial arts suit specially designed to be worn during wrestling, and allows for additional and different techniques to be utilised. In the Gi, we can make use lapels for chokes, and also for alternative grips and control of your opponent.
In No Gi BJJ, we typically wear just a rash guard and shorts. Becoming more and more popular due to the UFC/MMA, No Gi tends to be faster as there is less grip to hold your opponent in position.
Both disciplines are very similar, yet very unique to each other. It is definitely worth trying both, and training in one, the other or both.