Video of Telles' Turtle Guard

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Sherdog_Mutt, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Lester McGrath

    Lester McGrath Yellow Belt

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    Doesn't Sakuraba have these turtle skills also? If I remember, he started alot of his techniques from this position.
     
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    Travis Trayer Amateur Fighter

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    He must be hanging with Judo guys.
     
  3. blanko

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    lester,
    yes saku used to hang out in the turtle when he got into trouble... UNTILL Pride allowed four point attacks, from then on he was fucked. Telles is known for his leglocks and his monk guard. OOOH TEhh Tehh
     
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    Shadowdean Fear the Menanite!!!

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    wtf is a monk guard? Praying you don't get beat?
     
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    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    May train with Telles in the near future when he is over in London. Should be interesting.
     
  6. blanko

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    the "monk guard" is the "turtle" he uses to fight.
     
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    also one reason why it is so effective.


    how often do you train flipped the turtle in bjj?



    that I think is his biggest advantage.

    the bjj guy that was in my judo class for a little while, did not know a single turtle toppler.
     
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    Something interesting to keep in mind when observing Telles in action is that he keeps Jacare at his side at all times. He's not allowing Jacare to come around from behind. Also, he's not giving up points with this game. You can see him purposefully using his arm to keep Jacare's hooks out throughout.

    hmm... out of curiosity, has anyone ever seen Josh Russell in action. He's supposedly got a wicked Turtle guard as well.
     
  10. That's crazy, never seen that before.
     

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