Training Jiu Jitsu without a GI (the kimono uniform traditionally worn in jiu jitsu) so terms this class; ‘No GI’. Training without a GI differs to regular classes not only in the training attire but in the grips, pace, as well as strategy.
While training in a GI is commonly regarded as more technical, No GI is considered to be a closer imitation to a real-life fight-type scenario. The absence of the traditional attire means training is a closer imitation to such a situation in which jiu jitsu may need to be applied. While No GI is not purely a self-defence class, and does not instruct on striking technique, consideration is given and noted to the potential of an aggressor in such situations and instructs on appropriate jiu jitsu technique with respect to this.