What's Your Favorite Guard?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Hit-or-be-hit, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Hit-or-be-hit

    Hit-or-be-hit Green Belt

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    What Guard do you prefer to use? Regular, rubber, butterfly, x, etc
     
  2. hayliks

    hayliks Banned Banned

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    de la riva
     
  3. alaskajits

    alaskajits Banned Banned

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    regular, but id like to get better @ half.
     
  4. codemonkey76

    codemonkey76 Black Belt

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    my fav is de la riva or spider, my most successful is closed guard
     
  5. Sherdog_Mutt

    Sherdog_Mutt Purple Belt

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    Half-guard. No question.
     
  6. Hit-or-be-hit

    Hit-or-be-hit Green Belt

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    like u having some1 in half guar?
    or u in there half guard?
     
  7. Zankou

    Zankou Muscle and Hate Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Butterfly. It's the most fun!

    Best for sweeping: X guard.

    Best for overall kick-assness: Cross guard.

    Honestly though they are all awesome, and I've never found a guard I didn't like. Every single one works. I guess I am not super high on closed guard as I find it tends to be a bit slow 'n dull, plus I hate being stacked.
     
  8. wOg

    wOg Burien Top Team

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    Same here.

    Though with sitting guard/butterfly guard a distant second ...
     
  9. steelshin666

    steelshin666 Orange Belt

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    de la Riva and X
     
  10. FLMikeATT

    FLMikeATT Purple Belt

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    I usually play sitting guard, but I want to get good at De la Riva and X guard.

    My eyes were opened today after a really good white belt swept me via de la riva. I tried to base and work a pass, but I couldn't do anything to remove the hook and he ended up sweeping me.

    Man I need to learn de la riva.
     
  11. TalkShowOnMute

    TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    Magic Guard
     
  12. Calibur

    Calibur Jiu Jitsu Snob

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    coast guard
     
  13. FistInFace

    FistInFace Brown Belt

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    I wish more of my grappling partners would use Right Guard.
     
  14. BigRedman

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    If I'm stranded in a boat, the coast guard. Seriously the rubber guard is fun to watch, lots of options.
     
  15. TKDGrappler

    TKDGrappler White Belt

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    i need one for the very very short legged. I mostly do half and closed, with de le riv (but I mostly just come up for the single)
     
  16. 350 lbs fist

    350 lbs fist Black Belt

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    Deep halfguard, hook guard and generic open and closed guard .

    I want to get a good butterfly, X, De la Riva and maybe even rubber if I can get flexible enough.
     
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    saywhuuh Brown Belt

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  18. Knots619

    Knots619 Orange Belt

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    by far my best gaurd is 1/2 gaurd

    iam working on my butterfly and x-gaurd now mostly i think refining those gaurds would change my game completly
     

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