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post #151 of 231 (permalink) Old 07-09-2009, 09:08 PM
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Hi Guys
Gotta say I love this thread and you've given some fantastic advice in it
I have a bit of a problem when rolling.The majority of the people I roll with are usually about 2 weight classes above me at least.In most positions im fine but I seem to be very suseptable to americanas if they get a mount.
Can anyone recommend a good defense for this?

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post #152 of 231 (permalink) Old 07-18-2009, 05:11 PM
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The best basic thing I always say to any one starting out is... you need to have 2 in or 2 out (arms), that is when your passing the guard, look at the first Nog vs Fedor fight and you can see a good example
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The best basic thing I always say to any one starting out is... you need to have 2 in or 2 out (arms), that is when your passing the guard, look at the first Nog vs Fedor fight and you can see a good example
That's a serious oversimplification of the guard game, in my opinion, though it's a piece of advice I hear alot.

If you're in the guard, dropping both arms out of the guard to scoop and pass is a good approach and, in that case, you definitely want to make sure you don't leave an arm in.

However, there's a huge gray area when it comes to leaving arms out in the guard.

Splitting the guard with a knee (either just popping it between the opponents hips and yours, or dropping it on the thigh to keep the guard open and make for an easy pass) allows the person in the guard to leave one hand on the opponents belt while using the other to pass over the leg, set up a navy ride or pass under the leg that's being underhooked.

I get frustrated by these little blunt pieces of advice that don't acknowledge the nuances of the ground game, especially when it comes to basics.



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My instructions were simple, sure. I was in jiu jitsu for about three months before I figured out that rule, nobody told me, so I just figured someone reading this who understood my comment would have a little knowledge as how to pass the guard already. For my self when it comes to jiu jitsu Im a visual learner, its hard for me to write or read text and fully understand or explain it. Thats why I recomended the Nog/Fedor 1, I just thught if someone kept what I said in mind and watched it, it could help
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My instructions were simple, sure. I was in jiu jitsu for about three months before I figured out that rule, nobody told me, so I just figured someone reading this who understood my comment would have a little knowledge as how to pass the guard already. For my self when it comes to jiu jitsu Im a visual learner, its hard for me to write or read text and fully understand or explain it. Thats why I recomended the Nog/Fedor 1, I just thught if someone kept what I said in mind and watched it, it could help
For sure. It's not bad advice. It'll definitely keep you out of the triangle.

I'm just saying, there are moments when passing the guard demands having one arm in and one out.



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Can anyone post vids/comments on x-guard, I know it is not the most basic, but I cant get it right
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Can anyone post vids/comments on x-guard, I know it is not the most basic, but I cant get it right
Yeah, I can.

What you wanna know about it?



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Yeah??? I want to know.... sorry I didnt understand the repy all the way.

I have seen and heard people go from x guard to butterfly... my butterfly is fairly good and I like to work it alot. I dont have the flexibility or feel comfortable enough to work the rubber guard and I dont really like the spider gaurd but am good enough at it that it helps, when I end up in a scramble
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Yeah??? I want to know.... sorry I didnt understand the repy all the way.
Do you want to know how to get to the X-Guard? From what positions (sounded like you wanted the transition from the Butterfly Guard, so I'll post something on those transitions, if you want)

Do you want to know how to sweep people from the X-Guard?

Do you want to know how to submit people from the X-Guard?

Also, do you have a preference as far as no-gi or gi? The techniques do change a little bit without the grips.



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what would you say are some basic submissions that every grappler, should have under their belt and the various different ways and positions its possible to pull off these submissions?
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