Nogi & Mma
MMA is a combat sport regrouping several disciplines and NoGi is BJJ without Kimono
The equipment of the "Grappler" in IBJJF competition consists of a black fightshort and a "rashguard" in the colors of the rank. The mixed martial arts fighter is simply dressed in combat shorts or vale tudo shorts to be more comfortable in the octagon.
What is NoGi and MMA?
The mixed martial arts or mixed martial arts (MMA), formerly free combat or Free-Fight, are a complete combat sport, associating pugilat and hand-to-hand combat.
NOGI or Grappling is a sport which has its origins in Jiu Brazilian Jitsu except that this one is practiced without Kimono.
MMA is a modern combat sport which has points in common with Pancrace an ancient sport, it brings together several combat disciplines with:
- Standing combat (Striking): Boxing, Kickboxing, Karate, Muay-Thai etc.
- Hand-to-hand combat (Clinch): Muay-Thai, Sambo, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling, etc.
- Ground combat (Grappling): Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Luta-Livre, Wrestling sambo, etc.
It was the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and the Gracie family that allowed MMA (Vale Tudo) to develop and structure itself to become this popular combat sport around the world.
Grappling makes it possible to Overpower an opponent by bringing the fight to the ground and using appropriate techniques such as chokes, joint keys or muscle compressions.