Starting on 5th June 2019, every Wednesday from 8pm we will have a regular No Gi class. In our experience, No Gi classes can often feel like the wild west of Jiu Jitsu training. A major cause of this is a lack of uniform policy.
Without a uniform policy, people wear what they (and sometimes not enough) which can make it incredibly uncomfortable to train with certain people.
On top of that, without distinction of rank, you don’t know the level of your training partner. As a result, how hard you should be training or the level of techniques you can use. I’ve seen so many beginners get injured in submission because they don’t know the tolerance of the position or how to move correctly.
As with all our classes, we want our No Gi sessions to be as accessible and safe as possible.
Here are the basic rules for our No Gi uniform policy:
- Everything has to be clean – No Gi stuff gets nasty really quickly. We want everyone to be safe and clean while training. If you need details, google “staph infection.”
- A ranked rash guard is required for all students – If you compete in most no-gi tournaments these days, you’ll need one anyway. Ranked rash guards help everyone get a better sense of what skill level to expect from their opponents. Also, the same leg lock rules apply in no-gi class, so you can’t follow them if you don’t know what belt someone is.
- Men can wear black spats AND black shorts or black shorts only – These are the IBJJF rules for competition, minus the black spats under shorts— we’re allowing that because it can get really cold in the gym in the winter, and it reduces skin-to-skin contact, which is important for reducing infections.
- Women can wear black spats, black shorts, or black spats and black shorts – Again, these are IBJJF rules, so if you’re ever going to compete, you’re going to need them anyway.
- Women can wear 3/4 or full length spats – We’d prefer full length spats (again, to reduce skin-to-skin contact) but the IBJJF allows 3/4 length spats.
- Spats and shorts have to be 90% black – Again, these are the simplified rules regarding IBJJF no-gi uniforms.
- No zippers, open pockets, or hard plastic, including groin guards – No gi is much less forgiving and moves much faster than gi jiu jitsu— it’s important that there are no open pockets that anything can get stuck in, and hard plastic can really do serious damage.
As you can see all these rules are based on safety, and to prepare you up for competition.
To help you get started in our No Gi classes, we have partnered with Scramble to give Rolling Dojo members an exclusive offer:
- 10% Off 1 Item
- 20% Off 2 Items
- 30% Off 3 Items
Plus you’ll get free shipping. Here’s a couple of examples to illustrate how it works.
EXAMPLE 1: Let’s say you just need a new ranked rash guard. This would normally cost £37.99 plus shipping.
However, as a Rolling Dojo member, you’ll only pay £34.19 (saving 10% and shipping)
EXAMPLE 2: Maybe you need a new ranked rash guard and some shorts. This would normally cost £82.98 plus shipping.
However, as a Rolling Dojo member, you’ll only pay £66.38 (saving 20% and shipping)
EXAMPLE 3: Maybe you need the whole kit and caboodle (rash guard, shorts, and spats). This would normally cost £120.97 plus shipping.
However, as a Rolling Dojo member, you’ll only pay £84.68 (saving 30% and shipping)
This offer is only available to Rolling Dojo members.