Marcelo Garcia Vid

Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' started by slipthejab, May 3, 2007.

  1. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    [ame=""]The only Marcelo Garcia video that matters - YouTube[/ame]

    Just for you viewing pleasure... :D
  2. Gufbal1981

    Gufbal1981 waiting to train...

    Marcelo Garcia is the man!
  3. Sever

    Sever Valued Member

    Great vid, nice find Slip
  4. Atharel

    Atharel Errant

    I am a huge Marcelo fan. I'm holding my ticket to his first MMA fight May 19 right now. This is my favorite highlight vid of him so far. I like the divisions according to aspect of his competition game. Takedowns, sweeps (woo X-Guard!), taking the back, finishes.

    I think I'm going to work on my X-Guard at practice tonight. :D
  5. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Yeah I'd been working on some X-guard stuff... I suck at it. :p
    I just seem to lack any finesse with that sort of guard. Maybe I'm just so used to being in panic mode and locking on with the closed-guard-of-death. :D
  6. Atharel

    Atharel Errant

    Try not allowing yourself to ever use full closed guard for several consecutive practices. You'll learn fast. :)
  7. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    yeah... much of it is just inexperience with open guards. It's the panic clinch instinct.
    I'll get over it... people driving their elbows into my inner thighs to drive open my closed guard are pushing me towards and open guard. :D
  8. Oversoul

    Oversoul Valued Member

    I dislike closed guard anyway and almost never use it.
  9. Slindsay

    Slindsay All violence is necessary

    It's not like you can use it in Judo anyway if you actully want to use any sort of guard work for productive results. Can you? If you know anything you can do then please please please let me know.
  10. JayKayD

    JayKayD Meet my friend PAIN!

    I don't know, some Judoka can be pretty naive when it comes to the guard (or groundwork in general). I've had a lot of success with the Kimura/Sweep combination.
  11. Stalkachu

    Stalkachu resU deretsigeR

    I think at this point I should point out that Marcelo, uh, pulled out of that fight a little while ago. Sorry to disappoint!


    That said, enjoy the event, it should still be cool!

    Take care,

  12. Atharel

    Atharel Errant

    I'm in mourning :(
  13. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

    I ALWAYS fought out of closed guard in BJJ. If I's gonna use the open guard, I would drop out of closed guard and go for whatever was open, or whatever presented itself. I didn't use the closed guard much.
  14. Atharel

    Atharel Errant

    I wasn't a fan of closed guard due to SD/MMA concerns for a long time (and don't like overly gi-reliant moves for the same reason). Thankfully I became a Rubber Guard fan, and everything changed.
  15. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

    We learned it as a basic in my class. The first 6 months, EVERYONE kept their guard closed unless you were working something.
  16. Atharel

    Atharel Errant

    Learned rubber guard or what?
  17. TheMightyMcClaw

    TheMightyMcClaw Dashing Space Pirate

    I also love rubber guard, but that's largely because I love saying the word "gogoplata."
  18. Oversoul

    Oversoul Valued Member

    Do you mean for shiai? People do it, but not very often. I've seen it more in randori. This one guy used to always get it and fight for these really tight overhooks and open back up, which seemed to work out pretty well for him against me, since without it I could pass and get a hold-down. I've used a closed guard when setting up armbars from the guard, but not all that often and other than that I eschew it. I like taking the back and closed guard never struck me as particularly useful for that.

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