Shoulder Pin, Williams Guard

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  1. jmay829

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    I've started to see a lot of new material about this position, Neil Melanson has it as his ideal trapping system in his new book "Mastering Triangle Chokes," Shawn Williams released a DVD calling it the Williams Guard, and it seems to be popping up more in more. I know Eddie Bravo called it the "London," but criticized it because of the pinwheel pass. I've started to really like it, its has all the benefits of the rubber guard without the flexibility needed. Anybody else using it?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaVklKMW3aw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CuK2N-F98M
     
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    Yep :D

    Do you do gi by any chance?
     
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    That guide is sick!! And yea I do practice in the Gi most of the time
     
  5. Gambledub

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    What I have been doing the most of lately is getting the lapel feed with the overhook arm. Similar to this video (just imagine your arm is also pummeled through your leg. you need to really be on your side, or have ridiculously long arms though!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qJEA280fk8
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    From here if they attempt to cartwheel pass, turn belly down and you will choke them.

    If they stall attempt the standard x choke by grabbing either the lapel or the gi material by their shoulder with your free arm to choke them. you can also attempt baseball bat chokes.

    If they defend by grip fighting your initial lapel feed grip they expose themselves to armbars, triangles and all the attacks from the am bar positon.

    If the opponent grip fights your free hand you can transition to am bar position while keeping the initial lapel feed grip to choke them. again they are exposed to armbars, triangles and all the attacks from the am bar positon.

    I hope that makes sense I have really been meaning to film & gif the attack sequence from the lapel feed. It can also be done from the brabo grip also, however I personally prefer the lapel feed

    Its a money combo/position and the first thing I work towards playing this guard in the gi.
     

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