Z-Guard Attacks

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by OldTimey, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. OldTimey

    OldTimey Orange Belt

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    Still working on Z-Half Guard. I can get a lot of sweeps here, but almost never any submissions. I try for the far side Kimura, or near side Mir Lock usually.

    Does anyone have any good attack combinations? Thanks!
     
  2. DanTheWolfman.com

    DanTheWolfman.com Brown Belt

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    here, u asked nice, these can help I think

    Also, instead of hip in sweep which is way more powerful vs a wrestler, I sometimes now do that pimp roll or whatever because its safer on opponent, though less percantage agaisnt a strong hips opponent

    I think this vid maybe got others thinking on it and advancing it since the time i filmed it idk
     
  3. OldTimey

    OldTimey Orange Belt

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    thank you :)
     
  4. beeran1

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    I don't think of knee shield as a great position for subs against good guys. More so for going to the back or sweeping.
     
  5. Ice 9 Cobra

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    You can attack the free leg if you flip your shin shield into a butterfly hook
     
  6. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    If you can free the bottom leg, omoplatas and triangles become available. To be honest though, I'm not sure I've ever seen a successful submission from Z guard in a black belt match. It's a pretty defensive position, usually used to slow down a passer before getting back to a more offensive open guard or version of half guard.
     
  7. Difeco

    Difeco Blue Belt

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    kneebar/toehold combo on the far leg!
    look up on youtube, Daniel F.a.ggella (I have to do this to avoid sherdog from blocking the 3 letter word) did a tutorial about this entry.
    also, brown belt world champ Dillon Danis does this (watch some of his matches)
     
  8. beeran1

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    Forgot about that. I don't see anyone else doing this but it works for him.
     
  9. Ice 9 Cobra

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    Alex Ecklin has a lot of finishes from the toe hold off the G roll
     
  10. Throwing Dummy

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    Oliver Geddes has some good material from this position:



    I think he did an instructional or two, but I can't find right now
     
  11. Matsukaze

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    I play a lot of z but as mentioned it is to slow down larger and younger opponents and switch to another position for a sweep. To use an in vogue term, it controls distance. The attacker retreats allowing a number of foot on hip techniques if they stand or if they press in on the knees allows some nice butterfly. There are other positions as well (ie ankle picks if they retreat but don't stand) but the options are too many, or I am too lazy to start listing them.
     
  13. ijustwannasurf

    ijustwannasurf Brown Belt

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    I like the idea of attacking on the side you're dominating instead of going to the opposite leg.
     

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