Why No-Gi Makes Your Gi Game Better | The Xande Show (Ep. 2)
Fresh from his match in Brazil vs Vagner Rocha, Xande dives into the gi vs no-gi debate, discusses hybrid grapplers, and drops the bomb that training no-gi makes gi grapplers better.
6:30: Danaher Atos gi/no-gi
8:00: Vagner is not an asshole, he’s just rough
11:56: The psychological warfare of competition and training
13:00: Is Xande going to start training his trash talking?
14:17: Self criticism
16:00: 365 days until the next ADCC
16:39: Breaking down Cyborg vs Kaynan
21.20: What is a hybrid fighter? Xande analyzes gi / no-gi specialists
27:35: Marcelo Garcia and Andre Galvao’s different approaches to gi / no-gi training and which camp Xande falls into
28:47: How training no-gi improved Xande’s gi game
31:25: Is no-gi grappling becoming a different art to jiu-jitsu?
34:15: The growth of no-gi jiu-jitsu, and the good and bad of this style of grappling
36:56: The next generation of grapplers will be “wrestle-jitsu”
38:44: How do you teach the mindset of competition?
46:01: The “Gentle Art” of jiu-jitsu – how do we strike the right balance?
52:13: Why isn’t the closed guard used in the no-gi scene?
56:35: Do you need to train at an elite gym to become elite?