MMA Dropping to Guard?

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  1. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    We just roll for the last 10 to 15 minutes of every class, usually starting from our knees, switching partners every 2 minutes. Most of the time, I drop onto my back into gaurd. Almost every class, I get at least one guy, wondering why the hell I'm doing it. And the one guy that was helping teach the class today said something about not doing it, since I give up points.

    Does anybody else do this? Is it really that big of a deal or should I try to stay away from doing it?
     
  2. Ricey McRicerton

    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    Pulling guard is a legitimate technique. If you know that you're strong from your guard and you're actively working to advance your position from guard, I wouldn't sweat it.

    I also don't think that pulling guard causes you to lose any points in any competition I've ever seen.
     
  3. SCirone

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    It does, depends on the situation. If you are in a nuetral standing position and you jump guard it doesnt count for point when they take it to the ground. If you are being moved backwards or they are attempting a take down and you pull guard, it is considered a takedown for them
     
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    Optamix New Member

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    Against someone with much better stand up than me and my take downs are pretty week, jumping guard can be effective.

    I won this fight and set the MS record for fastest sub by jumping guard.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=DFPrAETScdA

    I do it all the time, I have a good guard. And if you jump guard in a BJJ tourny, they don't get take down points.
     
  5. SCirone

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    The way they explained it to us at NAGA for the pulling guard rule was that if you are moving backwards and pull guard, it is a takedown. It is only considered not a takedown when you are both standing in a nuetral position
     
  6. Ricey McRicerton

    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    :werd:

    One of the guys at my school does it pretty much every single match he competes in and does pretty damn well.
     
  7. Savage5point0

    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    Never roll from your knees. Its stupid and pointless. Sit back and work your guard or ask your partner to. I hate people that want to have a judo match from the knees, whats the point? Would you ever end up squaring off with an opponent on the knees in a match? Take the opportunity to work on your guard or passing your partners'.
     

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