Aoki's strikes from DLR Guard

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  1. Zankou

    Zankou Bringing peace and love Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Have y'all seen this? For a guard that's supposed to be limited to sport BJJ, Aoki uses the DLR in a way I've never seen -- to deliver a brutal barrage of kicks. Pretty sweet (it's at the very start of the vid)!

    YouTube - Shinya Aoki vs. JZ Calvan II - Part Two
     
  2. monkey roll

    monkey roll Green Belt

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    Saw it! Loved it!
     
  3. randomg1t

    randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

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    looked good, but i remember thinking "motherfucker, you're holding his gloves!!"

    oh man i wanted jz to crush him so bad. aoki did damn good though.
     
  4. RadBoy

    RadBoy He conquers who endures

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    That is pretty sweet!
     
  5. RudimarChute

    RudimarChute Black Belt

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    Aoki is truly a stud. I can't even think of an instance seeing the DLR guard used in MMA nevertheless with strikes.
     
  6. blink_man182

    blink_man182 Black Belt

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    Aoki put on a clinic in that match
     
  7. whipyourasstyle

    whipyourasstyle Exitus acta probat

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    Japanese fighter fighting in japan can do no wrong.

    If your interested watch how fast they remove JZ's hands from the ropes then watch what happens when Aoki grabs the ropes. :redface:

    That said, Aoki is absolutely amazing sometimes.
     
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    ThinkGreen Der √úbermensch

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    Ya I was way impressed with his striking from DLR guard. He was actually pushing the pace from a butt scoot position...
     
  9. FLMikeATT

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    Imanari shows a calf lock from DLR in this video: YouTube - Submission Spirits - Masakazu Imanari Leglocks

    I swear I've seen Imanari set up toe holds and heel hooks from DLR, but I can't be sure as I don't feel like going through tons of videos.
     
  10. Deloitte

    Deloitte Blue Belt

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    It was absolutely amazing.
     
  11. Mister Nitro

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    His length and flexibility at that weiight, coupled with his sick grappling skills, give him tools that others can only ponder.
     
  12. OwMyArm

    OwMyArm lost in the internets

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    that was sick seeing the de la riva guard used effectively in MMA
    like someone else was saying earlier in here I'm pretty sure I've seen Imanari set up a couple leg locks from DLR before but cant remember where
     
  13. Knots619

    Knots619 Orange Belt

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    thats skill and composure there. wow
     
  14. philthyjitsu

    philthyjitsu Orange Belt

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    That was really a beautiful display of the DLR guard. Somehow people lump DLR guard with spider and xguards, but it really seems to be effective in MMA if done right.

    I am glad someone brought this up, it was the first thing I noticed in the fights few days ago, while most were just talking about his rubber/closed guards.
     
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    really impressed...i think he just put his mark...seeing lots of bjj guys start to follow this...

    stuipd question...but kicking to the face from the ground IS allowed in the UFC right?
     
  16. MEK

    MEK White Belt

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    I think kicks are allowed to the head as long as neither knee of the guy receiving it are on the mat.

    And Aoki RULES!
     

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