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    Defense against the Guard slam

    Anyone have any good strategies for this?

    This is something that seems to get neglected a lot, seeing how its illegal in grappling tournaments so guys don't really bother training it.

    Getting slammed on a good crash matt is unpleasant to say the least; but getting slammed on something hard would be pretty bad. And its something that a lot of big guys try when they first come into the dojo.

    So what's the best bet? I'm thinking open the guard and try and stand, if you have enough time.

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    Anytime he tries to raise up, grab his heel and sweep him?

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    Why keep your legs closed? There are many types of guard that won't cause you to be injured by holding on too long. Closed guard isn't one of them.

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    I have a friend who's been doing BJJ for around 5 years and I wrestle with him constantly. As I have no experience with the art, and what I practice involves no rules, I grapple dirty as anything with him. Usually when I go to slam him he'll either reach forward and pick my ankle, or sometimes he'll try to go for an aerial sort of armbar.

    Hope this helps.

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    Drop elbows on his face and then bite off his nose while he is unconscious. Guard slammers make me angry.

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    When he begins to pick you up, turn over and grab his leg with your hands. Release your closed guard, and go for a knee bar. This should also work if they are trying to armbar slam or triangle choke slam you too. Of course, you have to be quick with it, but a lot of the time they are concentrating on just escaping they don't see it coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulgar
    When he begins to pick you up, turn over and grab his leg with your hands. Release your closed guard, and go for a knee bar. This should also work if they are trying to armbar slam or triangle choke slam you too. Of course, you have to be quick with it, but a lot of the time they are concentrating on just escaping they don't see it coming.
    Encouraging people with little to no ground grappling experience to go for a kneebar is a horrible idea. Start learning open guard before you get crazy with leglocks in a non-supervised environment.

    Like I said last night in class to a new guy, leglocks are great, but you need to learn how to pass the guard first. Learn open guard and sweeps before you try submitting people that stand up in your guard.

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    Or, open your legs, allow the guy to stand and shoot a low single on him.

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    Normally the slammer would have his arms around under your legs when he picks you up, hence opening the legs would not just allow you to stand up.

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