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Impression of Eddie Bravo's philosophy/techniques

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by NeelyWCU, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. NeelyWCU

    NeelyWCU Brown Belt

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    just recently picked up a book of his with his concepts and his use of the rubber guard and how he prefers the half guard over full...and it showed a bunch of techniques...question is to the more experienced guys, what has been your impression/luck with using/seeing this stuff used? ive always heard of the rubber guard...and yes im aware of his accomplishments in abudhabi...but im curious what you guys have personally seen/personally experienced...cause right now im really interested and ready to work some people from my half guard


    fill me in wise ones
     
  2. Cynic

    Cynic Shugendo

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    I have taken the half guard and the lockdown aswell as the old school sweep and it
     
  3. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    I like to fight from half guard, but I still prefer full guard or open guard to half for the following reasons:

    - There are more submissions from full guard

    - It is easier to sweep from full guard or open guard (debatable but true for me)

    - Sweeps from half guard tend to place you in your opponent's half guard; sweeps from full guard usually gain mount

    For taking the back, half guard is the best position though.
     
  4. Te(V)plar

    Te(V)plar Black Belt

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    What submissions do you have from the bottom of the half-guard? I mostly use it for sweeps. I still feel more comfortable with the security both my legs bring.
     
  5. demolidor77

    demolidor77 Blue Belt

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    Submissions from the bottom of the half guard? Leg locks i would say. Maybe some collar chokes.
     
  6. scorcho

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    The half guard sweeps in there are amazing. I would highly recommend it.
     
  7. Big Red

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    I've been taught some collars chokes & kimura from that position.
     
  8. b0b

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    The omoplata is a really smooth transition from Rubber Guard. I am pretty flexible, so it works for me.
     
  9. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    In addition to Big Red's suggestion, you can set up an arm triangle, calf crank, kneebar, toehold, heelhook, you just have to know the set ups to get there. The calf crank can be switched to the heelhook, the the kneebar can be switched to a toehold, even the arm triangle could lead to you taking the back for an RNC.
     
  10. DirectDrive

    DirectDrive Black Belt

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    subs from half.... electric chair, ezekiel & kimura are pretty easy to hit from half guard. the half guard is better for taking the back or sweeping than anything else.

    the trick to half guard is laying on your side and not letting your opponent flatten you out.
     
  11. NeelyWCU

    NeelyWCU Brown Belt

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  12. b0b

    b0b Banned Banned

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    I have about a 10% sucess rate with old school. Most people put the leg back, so I just go to full guard.
     
  13. NeelyWCU

    NeelyWCU Brown Belt

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    just got back from training...and i got my teacher with old school...haha

    now, granted, if he wanted he wouldnt let me get double underhooks...or even be in my halfguard...but once he was there, i did get him


    long live eddie bravo
     
  14. VampireMonk

    VampireMonk Black Belt

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    instead of viewing Eddie Bravo's stuff like
    10th planet JJ vs BJJ

    or non-gi JJ vs gi JJ,

    all I can say is that I train at a BJJ school,
    and studying Eddie's stuff has made me understand BJJ much better.

    BJJ often times is presented without learning method. Just random stuff
    thrown together.

    Anytime a guy present their stuff with a sequence like Mario Sperry or Eddie Bravo,
    it helps tons!!!

    Thanx to great teachers such as Mario Sperry & Eddie Bravo!!!! I love their work!!!
     
  15. tudor_bjj

    tudor_bjj Purple Belt

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    Everybody in Brasil is amazed by Eddie's book. You go to class and all the guys are studying his stuff from white to black belt. Leo Viera is the one that doesn't drop the book even on the toilette. As for Gordo, it completely changed his approach to half guard.
     
  16. rsayers

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    I've been working his rubber guard and half guard any chance I get. I've had decent success with it.
     
  17. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Leo is probably studying as much for his own game as for when and if he faces Eddie at ADCC again.
     
  18. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    Hmmm...
     
  19. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    When were you in the toilet with Leo Vieira???? And why were you there?
     
  20. Lockdown has really helped me take control of my opponents and setting up stuff like the Electric Chair, goin into stoner control. From Rubber Guard I always hit omoplata fairly easily. I think Eddie's techniques are some of the best out there.
     

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