Rubber Guard

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  1. DrStrong Green Belt

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    Im sorry, but what is that? I hear people referring to fighters having a "rubber guard", or a wish list of "rubber matches". I never understood the term.

    Someone enlighten me with a possible gif or somethin?

    Thanks
     
  2. frenz Plutonium Belt

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    IIRC rubber guard was a term pretty much made up by Eddie Bravo or Joe Rogan or both.

    Rubber match means a 3rd fight where both the fighters have had 1 win each respectively.
     
  3. Blayt7hh Steel Belt

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    google rubber guard, it's a variation of guard
     
  4. rubber match is to decide who the winner is like its even and a third match to settle it.

    rubber gaurd is a type of jui jitsu guard, its a higher position gaurd and you have to be really flexible.
     
  5. Wand4Life Silver Belt

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    The original rubber guard was actually that bouncy-clown toy, where you punched it and it bounces back up.
    Its a variation on that, essentially just a very quick counter-attack after being attacked.
     
  6. cptsteve21 Purple Belt

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    For a good example of rubber guard check out Shinya Aoki, what BJ was trying to do to GSP, and George Sotiropolous
     
  7. HardEight Blue Belt

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    Was this thread moved here from The Heavies?
     
  8. newerest Purple Belt

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    lol I don't get why he didn't work on it more. it's pretty clear to me that it's not the guard he usually uses. More of a "nothing else is working" type of guard that I saw when he used it against frankie
     

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