Hey guys, I have been trying to play some rubber guard recently, but am having a couple problems. The main issue I have is that when I am in mission control it is hard for me to prevent my opponent from passing my right leg (the one with the foot on his hip). I own MTRG dvd and book, and I know Eddie has said that if your rubber guard is getting passed alot it is usually because of a lack of squeezing pressure with the knees/legs. I am sure this is part of it, but even when I squeeze really tightly, I have trouble preventing my opponent from breaking through by either sprawling their left leg back, which reduces the pressure my foot has on their hip, then maneuvering with their left elbow/hand to break my right leg down and step over, or simply by pushing down with their left elbow or hand on my right leg in order to step over and get me into half guard. I have seen eddie's technique called the "Carni", which is basically an omoplata from the chill dog position while in half guard, and sometimes I can still pull this off when they trap me in half guard. However, I am not quite flexible to get this all the time, and i would like to be able to prevent them from trapping me in half guard every time i am in rubber guard. I have also been experimenting with hooking my right foot over their lower back when they sprawl their leg back or try really hard to break my right leg's pressure. This seems to help a bit, keeping them from being able to break through. However, I have never seen eddie mention this as a possible defense to being passed in Mission control. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read all this, and thanks in advance for any suggestions.