Tinguinha's Open Guard for Beginners

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  1. Sherdog_Mutt

    Sherdog_Mutt Purple Belt

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  2. ZakS

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    sorry for my ignorance but how good is his english? i think its a great topic to release an instructional out on now, could be pretty good
     
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    He's got very good English.
     
  4. Amar

    Amar Feelin' Froggy? Leap

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    He's in Gustavo Machado's half/quarter guard DVD
     
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    His instructional for the Spider Guard was great. Its awesome to see an open guard instructional for beginners.
     
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    awesome, thanks
     
  7. Ghosted-Barra

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    This could be very helpful to my game, thank you.
     
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    Not to jack the thread, but do you have an opinion of how Machado's half guard DVD compares with Kesting's?
     
  9. Amar

    Amar Feelin' Froggy? Leap

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    never saw kesting's
     
  10. blanko

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    kesting's is a basic half guard dvd. Very very basic. Gustavo machado is blue belt +
     
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    I want to buy some of Tinguinha's stuff, but it's so damn expensive. A single dvd of his can range from 40-60 dollars on budovideo.com.

    It was my birthday this past week, and instead of ordering one uber expensive dvd, I ordered a 12 disk dvd set for $100 which has guys like Rodrigo Medeiros, Joe Moriera, Rey Diogo, and Rinaldo Santos on it.

    I love the Medeiros dvd's, and while I think Moriera's guard passing dvd's revolve a little too much around the 'smash pass', it's some really great stuff. I've only watched 6 of the dvd's so far, but it's some high quality stuff. There's enough material on these dvd's to keep me busy with new stuff for at least 6 months.
     
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    Gosh darn it I told myself NO MORE Dvd's, more live training at the dojo. It's like a drug, I can't control myself. I just need to buy one more and I think this one is it!!
     
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    Gosh darn it I told myself NO MORE Dvd's, more live training at the dojo. It's like a drug, I can't control myself. I just need to buy one more and I think this one is it!!
     
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    FLMikeATT: Tinguinha's DVDs are probably some of the most comprehensive stuff out there re: open guard. Off the top of my head I can only think of a small handful of DVDs that address the open guard in any depth (Kesting's butterfly guard, Bittencourt's DLR guard, Marcelo's x-guard DVD and Diogo's DLR dvd). If you're looking for a valuable resource for helping you develop your open guard then you get what you pay for.
     
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    I know. I want to get some of his dvds, but they are too expensive.

    Rodrigo Medeiros' open guard dvd is great though. He covers a lot of stuff from classic spider and foot on hips, to dlr and "lasso" guard, and some other stuff I can't remember. There's so much stuff packed into each dvd that I'm going to need at least 3 viewings of each to absorb all the material.
     
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    Calibur Jiu Jitsu Snob

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    Do you have any insight on how basic it is?

    Like on a scale of 1-10 (1 being no brainer basic and 10 being stuff that browns should know but dont/forget) how basic will this be?

    If it is too basic do you recommend any other Tinguinha DVDS?
     
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    Uh... hard to judge. I would say a 3 or 4. Learning open guard is harder than basic closed guard. Personally, I think you need to at least have basic hip movement and guard recovery.
     
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    My guard recovery is fine and my hip movement is something I will always be working on. I'm just looking for an instructional that lays out the key points of a simple open guard style and gives you sweep and sub options that you can expand from there.

    Is that too much to ask?:icon_chee
     
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    yes, I think tinguinha's is clearly 3 stripe white belt and below, or maybe orange belt with 2 stripes depending on age. gustavo's is more for blues with 3 stripes that have good strong legs, or maybe purples with 2 stripes that have weaker legs, or possible even blues with one stripe that think they feel like they could get another 2 stripes real soon. Also clearly whites with 2 stripes that tap out 13 blues 4 purples and almost a 4 stripe brown once because of their l33t knee on bicep spider guard that they invented while holding a camera. this is definitely good for thems.
     
  20. Sherdog_Mutt

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    I think you'll like this DVD. It's for guys who are just trying to learn open guard and incorporate it into their game.
     

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