I'll admit that got me to chuckle. ;)As far as him having that advantage, that, to me, is the biggest reason (and necessary area of focus for people who don't compete with a gi) people should do at least a little gi work. I most likely would never really work much on offensive gi techniques but learning to defend them, break grips, etc. is very important (and something I really don't do nearly enough of, read never). Without a gi I've been told I could hang with some purples and I've submitted several blues, with a gi white belts with some gi training can often tool me. While I firmly believe no-gi is most important, it's absolutely good to be familiarized with gi techniques.Just learning to use and break grips properly is a deep art, let alone actually applying things like gi chokes.
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Member of DaJoGen MMA school under Dave Hagen and Team Chaos fight team under Denver Mangiyatan and Chris Toquero, ran out of Zanshin Martial Arts in Salem Oregon: http://www.zanshinarts.org/Home.aspx,