Demetrious Johnson, the flyweight world champ in MMA, has actually established a higher gratitude for Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) as he has actually grown older. He is presently a BJJ brown belt and even shares his love for grappling with his 2 young boys, who likewise train and complete in BJJ. Johnson just recently discussed his BJJ experiences in an interview and exposed that he chooses training with the gi (a BJJ uniform) instead of without it (no-gi). This option is unexpected thinking about that Johnson made his name in MMA, a sport that does not include making use of the gi and enables striking. However, Johnson thinks that the strategies and possibilities offered in training with the gi are remarkable which it enables a various design of grappling. He pointed out particular relocations he has actually found out just recently, such as a lapel choke, a bolo to take the back, and an arm lock.
While no-gi and submission grappling are popular in modern-day BJJ, Johnson values the custom and roots of the sport by training with the gi. He is so enthusiastic about BJJ that he has actually even registered for the approaching IBJJF Masters Worlds competition, which will occur in Las Vegas from August 31 to September 2. Johnson will be completing in the brown belt Masters 2 featherweight department.