View Poll Results: Is rubber guard just a gimmick?

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  • Yes.

    12 13.19%
  • No.

    46 50.55%
  • The what?

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  1. #21

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I don't use it but I've played around with it in the past.

    I've got a student using it now and she seems to be doing quite well with it. Once she gets the "meathook" you're in trouble.

    We've also got a newly promoted purple belt who terrorizes everyone with the twister and has I think finished all the brown belts at my club with it at one point or another while he was a blue belt.
    Last edited by JohnnyS; 4/13/2005 11:27pm at .

  2. #22

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    It is hard to use, but a good way to break their posture. I think that if you aren't flexible enough, they can technically reach up and give you some pain by grabbing your ankle, but probably not enough to submit you. It also requires a lot of leg squeezing endurance.

  3. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian McLaughlin
    Hey guys I've been playing around with the rubber guard position for the past year. I'm not sure if I do it exactly the way Bravo does but its been working for me and my guys.
    Here's a video of my student Brian Kim at the Empire Submission Challenge this past weekend. He locks up the "meat hook" and transitions right into a triangle.

    http://www.bjjfighter.com/Video/rubber.wmv

    Enjoy
    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?t=252351

  4. #24
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Gimmick or not it works for me.

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    To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;
    Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without spilling your Guinness.
    Sun "Fu Man JhooJits" Tzu, the Art of War & Guinness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aesopian
    What was SUPPOSED to happen was the disgruntled judoka coming in spitting and hissing, "It's just a BJJ GIMMICK! A LIE!" Then Ke?po comes in and tells us how upset it makes them that Chuck is buying into the gimmick. Then the catch wrestlers tell us how Eddie Bravo is the King of All Lies, and all guards are naught but the fevered dreams of Brasilia.
    Ohhh... My bad.

    :zicon_ele <----- Sheeba says it's a gimmick! So, you got one vote!

    :5moped: <--------- This random italian moped guy says it's one too. Chow!
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    To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;
    Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without spilling your Guinness.
    Sun "Fu Man JhooJits" Tzu, the Art of War & Guinness

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Chuck paints his toenails? It must increase the power of the rubber guard!
    "Prison is for rapists, thieves and murderers. If you lock someone up for smoking a plant that makes them happy, you're the fucking criminal." - Joe Rogan

    El Guapo says dance!

  7. #27

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    there's a need for rubbers when you get in that position

  8. #28

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I found one more rubber guard instructional online:

    http://www.lockflow.com/article_view.php?id=80

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    All I know is Aesopian has the "Hawtness". Ph34r him.

    Gringo Grande
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    (The Llama bit my junk but the ref didn't see it).

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    As a tribute to Eddie Bravo's naming practices, I have named my new whacky guard-opening technique for no-gi thus:

    The Scorpion Ankle Lock of Minor Discomfort!

    I'll get around to releasing photos of this somewhat ill-advised technique requiring weird flexibility when I get some time on my hands.

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