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    Gi-dependant Rubber Guard

    Today, before pulling up and cleaning all the mats in the entire school, I took some photos of two techniques I wanted to share. My training partner in these is Jon, who was awarded his blue belt just the day before.

    The first of these is a triangle setup that uses what I'm calling the Lazy Man's London or the Know-gi Rubber Guard.

    From closed guard, cross grip the sleeve and hold the wrist. I'm using a pistol grip since I don't like my fingers turning into claws when they break the grip.

    They get to one foot as they go to stand. As they start to get to their second foot, they will be momentarily off balance. Quickly do a crunch and bring your knees to your head (without opening your guard) so they fall forward.

    As they fall forward, pull their arm over your head. Your other hand reaches up through the middle and overhooks their arm.

    Bring your leg up and reach behind your knee. Keep pulling with your other hand over your head.

    With the hand behind your leg, grab the back of their collar. This grip acts like London and lets you easily keep an overhook on their arm.

    To show how secure this grip is, I had Jon try to stand and lift me while I open my guard and hold on with nothing but my hand on the collar.

    Back on the ground, I've let go of the sleeve and grabbed the wrist of their free arm instead. I've brought my knee up towards my chest and I'm using my shin to push his arm away.

    I can bring my foot up and step on his biceps to keep pushing his arm away.

    I clear his arm and bring my leg up over his shoulder, closing my guard around his head and trapped arm. You can let go off your grips now and pull your shin to close the triangle tighter.

    Grab his wrist with both hands and lift your hips so you can...

    ...cross his arm to the other side.

    Reach inside his leg and pull your head to his knee, turning you perpendicular to him. This gives you a better angle and contact with just his neck.

    Lift your hips, pull the head and squeeze your knees to finish.

    Very nice. I haven't played much with London or many of the Bravo variant positions but I am always looking for more triangle set ups. I'll try this tommorrow cause I know how guys at my gym love my triangles.


      That's pretty sick. . . BUT WULD IT WOKR ON CONCREET?

      Have you tried pushing his left hand out as you transitioned to the finish? That would bring his weight forward and maybe let you get tighter faster, wouldn't it? Or are your hands to busy?


        Yes, you can just shove his hand through your guard and throw your leg over. I just like to do this one for some reason.


          I will use that.
          And that's when I figured out that tears couldn't make somebody who was dead alive again. There's another thing to learn about tears, they can't make somebody who doesn't love you any more love you again. It's the same with prayers. I wonder how much of their lives people waste crying and praying to God. If you ask me, the devil makes more sense than God does. I can at least see why people would want him around. It's good to have somebody to blame for the bad stuff they do. Maybe God's there because people get scared of all the bad stuff they do. They figure that God and the Devil are always playing this game of tug-of-war game with them. And they never know which side they're gonna wind up on. I guess that tug-of-war idea explains how sometimes, even when people try to do something good, it still turns out bad.


            This will be used to great effect against Slamming Willy.


              sweet mate, my instructor showed me this exact setup some time ago but thanks for sharing with us. great stuff.


                Thanks for all your work, Aeso.

                This setup appears in JJ Machado's BJJ Championship Techniques (pp. 184-84), though Machado finishes with an omoplata instead of a triangle.


                  Originally posted by Aesopian
                  Yes, you can just shove his hand through your guard and throw your leg over. I just like to do this one for some reason.
                  Thats pretty much my best way to set up the triangle,i.e., push arm through and leg over as opposed to arm out and pull leg through. Something about my freakishly long legs always getting caught in the guys armpit.

                  I like the London set-up. It seems that breaking the posture to off-balance the uke and loop the arm is toughest part of the series.

                  I'll give it a try on Thursday. Thanks Aeso.



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