Best guard for short legged people?

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  1. Ghosted-Barra Orange Belt

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    I have fairly short legs, right around 28-29 inch inseam or so. I was wondering what the optimal guard is for someone with short legs? Thanks.
     
  2. UrbanSavage** Pepe Silvia

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    Half guard and butterfly guard are usually thought of as the stockier grapplers guards, I have short legs and that's what I've found the most success with. If you're stocky, you're probably going to be working your sweeps from the bottom, as opposed to being a triangle/armbar from guard guy.
     
  3. Ghosted-Barra Orange Belt

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    Thanks, and thats about my story too lol. Will look into that.
     
  4. SH5 Orange Belt

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    there is only open guard ..

    you should be moving constantly changing angles and checking base .
     
  5. Libersolis**** Orange Belt

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    I have always wondered this being a stocky guy myself.
     
  6. Lion Killer White Belt

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    I'm with SH5, just keep your legs open and learn to maneuver and reestablish your guard when he tries to pass.
     
  7. vitor3000 Blue Belt

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    Stretch!
     
  8. Zankou Bringing peace and love Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Butterfly and half are the classic answers.
     
  9. Deloitte Blue Belt

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    X-guard.
     
  10. txfighter13 Purple Belt

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    You should look into the type of guard that a guy Marcelo Garcia plays. Short legs are really fit for playing an x-guard game as well as the armdrag game to taking the back. They have a great advantage because they can clamp an opponent down very easily. You should try everything and see what works. But you should always remember the guard works best when it is OPEN.
     
  11. Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    ^^ what he said.
     

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