MMA Rubber Gaurd

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  1. Bausk

    Bausk New Member

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    Can anyone explain the concept, general idea to me? I'll probably try to look up something later, but I'm just curious after last nights rolling. A newer guy at our gym was trying to do a shoulder lock (it didn't look like an Omoplata) from what he said was a rubber gaurd, but I don't know if he was doing it wrong or what but it didn't seem effective.

    Dunno what his experience is or if he's just watched a couple vids on the net, but I want to know more about it. :x:
     
  2. Bausk

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    I'd definitely like to check out more about it, and yeah that's why I requested the Bravo stuff in m2e's thread. I'm a deceptively flexible big guy. I can almost do the splits and high kick fairly easily (I used to run hurdles).
     
  3. Shrug

    Shrug Die in a Kimbo fight

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    i hear its really effective if you can touch your foot to your opposite shoulderwithout much trouble :p
     
  4. Maestro Nobones

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    yeah I'm a bendy motherfucker and have been wanting to work with someone who knows how to use it effectively for a while. I can touch my opposite side SHOULDERBLADE with my foot :eek3:
     
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    wot's that
     
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    what are the subs you rubber guys use mostly? I've been fucking around with it and pulled my first omoplatas and 2 triangles but it was on a newblet. Seems like with the triangle you can see it coming from even further away.

    I'd like to know what a meathook is. Right now i think its when you grab your left leg with yoru left hand/arm. this shit is confushing
     
  7. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    eddie didnt use it in abu dhab to beat royler.. he used the basic overhook setup to triangle that everyone does. watch the clip. he doesnt pull his shin or any of that crap.

    i went to eddie bravo's school, and no one could do it to me. theres literally ONE guy, who gets that crap on me, and he was in adcc. I think its definitely overrated. Watch nino schembri vs hamanaka. You can just pull yourself out the back, or slam your way out of it. Plus on someone without freakish flexibility you can damage the outside part of your knees. I used to play around with it when i first started jiu jitsu, and then I realized its a waste of time.

    Yes it works for some people, but in my experience, the people who do it well are few and far between
     
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    I went through all the grapplearts stuff in rubber guard again.

    I think i'l stick with perfecting my half and butterfly guard :big grin:
     
  9. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    it's overrated because in every forum you have a tonnnnn of white belts going.

    "YEAH IM WORKING ON SETTING UP MY LONDON TO MISSION CONTROL BLAH BLAH BLAH."

    and they probably dont even know how to pass a guard. I see new people come to my school all the time with two days of training, and start trying to pull their feet up to their head.
     
  10. Maestro Nobones

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    that's weird. you pretty much never see it around here
     
  11. MyLittleAirport

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    :bowdown:
     
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    Oh and I've been seeing a lot of guys trying to pull the rubber guard on me, it seems to me that there are a lot of holes in it unless you practice religiously. I pop out of their rubber guard pretty easily, it does create an annoyance though but nothing I would worry about, like getting submitted.
     
  13. Savage5point0

    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    I dont really mess with rubber guard anymore, but the funny thing is that when i was first starting out i would pull rubber guard without any idea what it was. Im a tall guy but my knees and hips are very flexible and when i got tired of holding closed guard i would just hike a leg up and grab an ankle, I could use my free leg to push on their hip. I noticed that it felt like i had the person on top of me very tight and they had trouble making any posture. It just felt like a natural thing to do to me. Like I said its not something i really do anymore, but as with everything else, nothing wrong with having another tool in the shed.
     
  14. Maestro Nobones

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    very well said Bit. that's one of the things I love about jiu jitsu. it's not about rote memorization of a list of moves. it's about finding YOUR jiu jitsu and what works for YOU.
     
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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    haha wow bit, that was very well written sir.
     
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    this is the first time I've copied something off of a message board and pasted it into a text file for future reference
     

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