Yes, this is another Eddie Bravo thread.... It's pretty common to see a lot of hate for Eddie Bravo on this site. I'd never seen any of his videos, read any of his books, or been to a seminar of his, so I believed a lot of what I read. All of the guys that hate on Eddie and his style, always talk about how it is just a gimmick and you need the basics more than you will ever need rubber guard. So, I kind of thought that Eddie was this guy, that thought his rubber guard techniques were the only techniques needed to have a good no-gi game. Then today, while looking at no-gi videos on youtube, I decided to check out some of Eddie's stuff. Man was I in for a shock! It seemed like in all of the videos he repeated how important it was to know the traditional games and switch back and forth between rubber-guard and the more traditional styles. He enough talked about how rubber-guard doesn't always work. Yes, he has created a bigger than life persona, and is living off one match. Yes, he sometimes says some stuff that is pretty out there. However, he isn't trying to get rid of traditional BJJ like some guys on here seem to think, and he is really knows his stuff. I'm really glad I took the chance and watched the videos. I personally am not ready to try rubber guard, but maybe someday down the road when I am a little better at everything else.