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    Elbows to thighs in guard

    I've noticed that my guard gets opened pretty regularly by guys driving their elbows into my inner thigh(s). Sometimes I just keep it closed and wait for them to give up, but often they drive in so hard that I can't stand it and have to give way.

    Any good means to defend against this?

    I often try going for that arm, but that just boils down to strength against strength.

    I guess you could distract their arms by working on a choke or something, but surely some of you veterans could offer me some sage advice.
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    Sit up and post your arms behind you so your arms are straight. Then start rocking from side to side. He will have to post his hands on the floor to maintain balance. You should be able to then use this to get an underhook on an arm.

    Saulo does this move in one of the Mundials from a couple of years ago.
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    How else do you open the guard :confused:

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    The ankle lock where you reach around in the guard works to open it sometimes. Funny thing is I can't seem to get the grinding thing to work.
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    Hooray for good responses!

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    The elbows to thigh will work on a few people but mostly noobs. If your opponent is doing this drill on you for a period of time, your thighs will be conditioned to accept the elbow grinding. Hence it will not work in the long run, especially if you are used to taking inside thigh kicks.

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    Originally posted by Antagony
    Hooray for good responses!

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    in most cases this when this happens to me,if he is grinding in to your thighs with enough persure to break them than his hands are not controlling my hips or my biceps. if he is not controling those it is generally easy to sweep him or at least make him defend a sweep and stop thinking about leaving bruises on my thighs. another thing that i have had work is to sit up and grab him and pull him down on to you. it is hard to produce enough pressure when you are locked against the guy's chest

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    Originally posted by Osiris
    What works better I was told was posturing up, putting the knee under the tailbone and then working the thighs.
    This is what I'm taught (hands on hips, elbows in thighs, knee in tailbone, other leg posted out). Still can't get it to work though...
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