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  1. Aesopian is offline

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Is rubber guard just a gimmick?

    Do you think rubber guard is just a gimmick?
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  2. Dochter is offline

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Gimmick. High active guard.

    Of course I've never been taught it as such and only realizewhat it was on seeing pictures and thinking "crap, we all do that sort of thing".
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    As seen in many a ke?po thread, this is an example of rubber guard:

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  4. Strong Machine is offline

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    It works.But it's limited alot by ones legs length and girth vs the width of uke.Although certain people won;t accept this limitation.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I voted Yes, but thats only because I'm not flexable to do it.


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  6. Dochter is offline

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Upon reading more about the unique subs from it (as opposed to triangle etc setups) I think I might be wrong. I knew I should have abstained.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Not really gimmick. Just a strategy/method of using guard. Like closed, butterfly, etc. Just different terminology. I saw the same thing being done before Bravo ever started using it.

    If by 'gimmick' you think, a carefully marketed position in order to gain notoriety and name recognition in order to seperate yourself from the masses in no-gi work...you might also be correct.

    I guess it depends on your perspective. I voted no. Nothing new here, just a 'reinvention' of sorts to the popular no-gi grappling market.
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  8. katana is offline

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    It's not a gimmick if it works for your body type and fighting style.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    This is Eddie Bravo's claim to fame (aside from tapping Royler with a triangle), right? Any good books on it? After seeing Elvis (Schembri) use it in Pride I started fooling around with holding a foot up high on the top guy's back with my opposite hand and using my wrestling shoes to help maintain a grip.

    I've never been able to do anything with it (mostly because I suck), but there have to be some good no-gi applications for it besides trying to go for a variation of an omoplata.

    Does Eddie Bravo have instructional vids?
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I'ma say no soley because Skinny James can keep most people a leg's length away from him easy.
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