The lack of friction of the kimono significantly influences speed and control over the partner.
A fundamental element of Jiu Jitsu schools of higher levels. Due to the high efficiency of Jiu Jitsu also ideal for athletes who practice MMA.
The lack of a kimono, which is essential to perform a so-called 'grip', brings us closer to the reality of personal defence. The lack of a gi, and thus the lack of opportunities to grip the opponent, moves the elements of jiu jitsu further in the direction of wrestling.