NEW Craig Jones DVD is OUT! - The Z Guard Encyclopedia - Review??

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  1. Colleric

    Colleric White Belt

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    I just came over new Craig JOnes DVD called The Z Guard Encyclopedia

    Anyone Maybe Bought it? I have his Leg attacks dvd and even one with kit dale but not sure if this one is worth buying?
    So if anyone bought maybe you could write a few words.....
     
  2. Bjoern

    Bjoern White Belt

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    Not yet but definately will. The previews look awsome.....
     
  3. 2008

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    Can I get a coupon?
     
  4. Colleric

    Colleric White Belt

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    I don't know really. You can try FANOM10 that was working for 10%
     
  5. RyanR

    RyanR Black Belt

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    Fuck the Z guard.

    Nah I like it too but I have a hell of a time passing my partners’ z guards.
     
  6. Colleric

    Colleric White Belt

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    I'm just watching a DVD from Dean Lister and his leg locks where he's saying that Knee Shield doesn't make any sense :)
     
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    Another dvd? Mr. Jones is fairly prolific.
     
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    Old-style knee shield is very vulnerable to leglocks from an aggressive attacker in no-gi. Z-guard is different in important ways and is much much less vulnerable to that issue.
     
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    vcmmafan Dark Knight Returns

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    How so? It still seems vulnerable to leg lock games...
     
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    Really, every guard is 'vulnerable' to leg attacks in some way since by definition it involves putting your feet between you are your opponent in some manner.
     
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    The low version used by Jones denies two of the important elements of leg control - inside space and hip mobility. A higher knee shield has enough space between the knees of the guarder that it is possible for the top man to pummel both legs inside and enter ashi garami. It also does not as tightly restrict hip mobility as the low, tight Z version, potentially permitting swinging entries to outside ashi or kneebars. IME, even toeholds are easier versus a 45 degree knee shield than a low Z.

    Absolutely. However, certain guards are more vulnerable than others, especially in no gi without the sleeve or collar grips that restrict the top man’s ability to move his shoulders or attain alignment.
     
  12. Orion

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    lol ordering this to get my due hespect
     
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  13. cjd

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    the ad copy for the BJJ Fanatics DVDs is always somewhere between bizarre and insane.
     
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    Foppa21 Brown Belt

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    Come on man the guy is making hay while the sun is still out. AND to his credit, he's still very much actively competing.

    That's unlike at least one other prominent proponent that rest their laurels on a win for about 10 years. In this fella's defence though, I did like his BJJ content
     
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    Anybody know how much overlap there is between this new dvd and the old z guard masterclass he did with kit dale?
     
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    Come on? It wasn't a criticism at all my friend.
     
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    The guy sold his car just to afford to be able to fly to Asia to do the ADCC trials.

    The window for people to actually care about you in athletic endeavors is small and in grappling it's even smaller. I like that he's getting his money while the getting is good. Plus he is a likeable guy and he doesn't have the kind of personality that leads to over exposure. If anything the more I see of him the more I like him.
     
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    I haven't seen either but I'd be more likely to get the new one because it seems like it has more content and his first instructional through BJJ Fanatics was good
     
  19. yetanother

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    The DVDs bring him more exposure too, even people who torrent them will recognize him more.
     
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  20. georgegreece

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    Z guard good for mma too.
     

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