Posted On:3/30/2005 2:58pm
Do you think rubber guard is just a gimmick?
Neutral, or nearly so
Posted On:3/30/2005 3:05pm
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".
Posted On:3/30/2005 3:37pm
As seen in many a ke?po thread, this is an example of rubber guard:
Posted On:3/30/2005 3:54pm
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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Posted On:3/30/2005 4:03pm
I voted Yes, but thats only because I'm not flexable to do it.
Posted On:3/30/2005 4:11pm
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.
Posted On:3/30/2005 6:54pm
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.
Posted On:3/30/2005 7:32pm
Style: BJJ, no-gi, boxing
It's not a gimmick if it works for your body type and fighting style.
Posted On:3/30/2005 7:41pm
Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death Threats Style: MMA (Retired)
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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Posted On:3/30/2005 9:24pm
I'ma say no soley because Skinny James can keep most people a leg's length away from him easy.
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