Wondered if anyone has this issue. Before I joined my current gym (2 years ago) I did mostly all no-gi at a gym that basically taught anything guys wanted to learn. I was blessed with very flexible hips and knees, and about 6 years ago started toying with the Eddie Bravo stuff, rubber guard especially. And I loved it. I trained it a lot in open mat, and have had some success in tournaments with it (mostly NAGA). But, my current gym and coaches hate rubber guard and anything Eddie Bravo. They don't outright ban it of course, but very much discourage it and say stop using "that stuff". But, I like it, and it works for me. The easy answer is change gyms...but I LOVE my current gym and coaches. This is without a doubt my only complaint, which means I've got a pretty good place to train. But, anyone have this issue, where you want to use certain style/technique that your school/coach discourages? Not just rubber guard, but anything that your school discourages? How do you deal with it?