What kind of guard is this? (Link attached)

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by xnfx, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. xnfx

    xnfx Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2006
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey what's up guys.
    Just wondering if anyone knows what kind of guard Sonny is playing/sweeping with in this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezqVgG5UL8w

    The one I'm talking about is the one where his left leg looks as though it's in a backwards Delariva with foot on hip, with right leg butterfly hook? Happens in the beginning and towards the middle of the video. Is it a weird twist on already existing guards (half, delariva, X, etc.) or something totally new?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MonkeyNuts!

    MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    2,708
    Likes Received:
    65
    Around 0:33? Looks like just a setup to push them over for an ankle lock/hh.
     
  3. vicodin

    vicodin Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    NY
    Looks like he's going for a heel hook to me...
     
  4. ShanghaiBJJ

    ShanghaiBJJ Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Messages:
    3,319
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Shanghai
    First he plays halfguard with the butterfly hook.

    The rest of the sweeps come just from the leglock grapevine that others have pointed out.
     
  5. Zankou

    Zankou Bringing peace and love Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Messages:
    30,477
    Likes Received:
    6,711
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Leglock position ... often used like a guard, especially in nogi.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.