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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by flikerstance, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. flikerstance floridaman Banned

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    Have you ever rolled against someone who has an unpassible guard? You cant pass my instructures guard for anything. He has no nerves in his thighs, no one at my club can pass his guard. He's real good at pulling you off balance with his legs. Im not saying hes unstopible but man hes close.
     
  2. TJS Brown Belt

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    I have rolled with several blackbelts who's guard I could not pass. usually they excelent open guard/hip movement and know how to defend passes..

    Heck there are some white belts that have the closed guard of death ..almost impossible to even open.
     
  3. amp_1986 Brown Belt

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    I suck at guard passing so almost everyone's guard seems unpassable to me.
     
  4. Trickster*** Banned Banned

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    Same here! Guard passing and Back Mount defense are my worst positions
     
  5. sprite Banned Banned

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    it happened to me this year at the mundials :icon_cry2:icon_twis
     
  6. Rowan11088 Purple Belt

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    I'm still in that early stage where closed guard is impossible to deal with. I try to stand up, I either get pulled back down or swept. I try elbows on thighs, I get pulled forward. I try to spread my base, get swept. I guess it'll get easier as I practice :)
     
  7. masada555 Orange Belt

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    Elbows in the thighs is NOT a valid way to open the legs. If that's a common technique for you, I'm not surprised that you can't pass guard. I mean, I'm 5'4" with short legs and a long torso and I can't remember the last time somebody successfully opened my closed guard with the ol' grinding technique.
     
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    use accordingly: achillies hook (my fav), toe hold, ankle lock
     
  9. A_bomb47 Wha happan to you Sherdog?

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    My instructor seriously tools me each time we roll. Even when Im in the process of passing his guard he chokes me out before I can complete the pass,
     
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    +1!
     
  11. kimurense Brown Belt

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    there are many other ways, but I still find this is what works best for me..
     
  12. andrehbjj Yellow Belt

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    Nerves in his legs have nothing to do with whether or not you can pass his guard. As Masada said, if you're trying to open his guard through pain, you're doing it wrong.
     
  13. STFUjiujitsu Blue Belt

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    I'd much rather try to pass an open guard than a freakishly strong closed guard
     
  14. Mumrik Silver Belt

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    True... Mind over matter.


    I'm no wiz on the floor, but I never give into that stuff. I can take the pain.
     
  15. Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    why should nerves in his legs matter in the first place?
     
  16. johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    There are many guys that have guards that are incredibly difficult to pass, particularly if you are at a low belt level and he's at a high level.
     
  17. hell_hound White Belt

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    heh, I'm one of those guys, kinda. If they're small enough, I'm lanky enough to lock in a body triangle from guard. Of course, I can only really use it for stalling.. I'm not bragging though, because my open guard is pretty pathetic.
     
  18. jclorley Blue Belt

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    I can never pass anyone's guard if they have trained significantly longer than me. thats why I usually pull guard and go from my back, even against new guys. I have a much better bottom game than top game by far.
     
  19. sunnycoastbjj Yellow Belt

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    Then why do so many BB instructors teach it?
     
  20. sunnycoastbjj Yellow Belt

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    You should be working on your weak areas against the new guys, after all it is practice.
     

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