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No one can break my guard of steel!
No guy gets to wrap his legs around my waist and go unpunished.
10/02/2005 7:03pm, #31
There's your poll, dude.Monkey Ninjas! Attack!
10/02/2005 7:04pm, #32
I don't think anyone is guard bashing, but being on top is generally considered the superior position. Jamaleo beat JJ Machado about 8 years ago in a sport BJJ match because at the end of the match he was on top and in the guard. You get advantage points for half-guard when you're on top and you get chest-on-chest. The only points you get for guard are when you reverse the guy and you get on top - even when you end up in his guard - because it's recognised that being on top is a superior position.
Think of it this way - if you were grappling or fighting someone bigger than you, would you rather be underneath where he can use his weight on you, or on top in his guard. I know I'd definately prefer to be on top.
10/02/2005 7:04pm, #33
I suck at both, but it still depends for me. If the guy is much bigger than I, I can't keep guard as well. Furthermore, I'd rather HIM be on bottom if he's big. Then, as others have mentioned, it being straight BJJ or MMA makes a difference.
10/02/2005 9:11pm, #34Originally Posted by JohnnyS
Well you are certainly right, especially about the point system. I see what your saying so let me clarify: I would rather be standing up and trying to pass than having my back to the ground. But Id rather be holding guard then being INSIDE someone's guard.
10/02/2005 9:40pm, #35
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Nobody is guard bashing, people are just expressing their preference. Personally, I think being on your back using the guard is by far the most interesting aspect of BJJ. It just happens to be that, no matter how hard I work on my guard, my passing game is stronger.I pointed at him [the panhandler], bringing my rear hand up in a subtle approximation of the double Wu Sau guard that is the default hand position in Wing Chun Kung Fu.
"Step away," I hissed.
10/02/2005 9:40pm, #36
When you add punches the whole game changes. And it does not change in favor of the guy on bottom.
10/02/2005 9:47pm, #37Originally Posted by Yrkoon9
10/04/2005 2:58pm, #38
I have a fear of running into a guy like rampage who would slam me on my head.Legendary Street Fighter
10/04/2005 3:47pm, #39Originally Posted by Osiris
10/04/2005 6:36pm, #40Originally Posted by OsirisLegendary Street Fighter