What's your guard game like?

Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' started by RandomTriangle, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. RandomTriangle

    RandomTriangle Valued Member

    Gi or No Gi... what is your "go to" combination(s)?

    i don't work a closed guard. i prefer to put one foot on their hip with my other leg "hugging" their back.

    No Gi, i usually control the back the neck and the wrist on the side of my foot that's on their hip.

    1. i work a push triangle. 2. if the push back i pull it across and to a high guard. From there i work a straight arm lock, shoulder lock, or sweep. 3. If they shove their shoulder forward i pull their wrist directly across and take their back.

    If they try to square back up 4. i get an over hook on their opposite arm and shrimp my hips out working for a triangle.

    i change the order all the time... that's just the smoothest way it works. I may go 1,2,3,4 or 1,2,1,2,3,4,3,2,1 or any other order.
  2. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    I usually don't stay in the guard for long. It's not my strongest suit either. So usually I trap a leg on one side - try to get their elbow into my center from the same side arm and then go for a sweep that puts me in mount.

    I seem to end up triangling a lot from the guard. Having long legs helps that. But because they're long... I sometime shave trouble really cranking it down time enough. But it always stays on enough for them to try and roll at which point I end up sitting on their head. lol.
  3. Freeform

    Freeform Fully operational War-Pig Supporter

    No Gi, I'm really working the open guard these days. A lot of using one foot in the hip and pushing down on the head to get good angles to attack the back.

    Also, using a lot of 'foot on knee' to disrupt balance whilst using over and under hooks to control the arms when the distance closes.

    I like the Half Butterfly to, as I've got some strong sweeps from there.
  4. piratebrido

    piratebrido internet tough guy

    Don't like closed guard, 90% of time it is open. Unless they are really strong and I keep a closed guard to break down their posture.

    My guard is getting better, I never used to stay in guard but I am working it at the moment. My side control is my strongest point at the moment, so need to work my guard game. When I feel more comfertable with that I think I will work taking the back and working from it. Maybe work the mount, who knows what will happen or develop. That's the beauty in jits, small things can have a huge impact on your game.
  5. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Yeah, never more true than for the guard. For it was the epiphany that once you learned a semi-decent choke protection... your opponent really had to work hard to get anywhere close to one from the guard position. :D

    But no matter what I do... boney elbows on the insides of my thighs open my guard like a damn can opener opens a tin can! :eek: :cry:
  6. Atharel

    Atharel Errant

    I've been really working on my guard lately and have been pleased with the results. I'm at least 10 cm shorter than the vast majority of my training partners so I too don't use the closed guard much, but as a matter of necessity - if they even posture up it becomes difficult to hold. I have 2 guard games I've been working:

    Rubber Guard, both gi and no-gi. If I can break someone down enough for this, it's what I generally go to. From here I tend to do the full standard progression to Jiu-claw, stopping for the invisible collar on the way. I also get a lot of triangles off mission control with what Bravo calls the Meat Hook.

    single-or-Double-wrist control with a foot on each hip or just outside, gi and no-gi. This is my solution against people whose posture I can't really break. From here I work push triangles, omoplatas, scissor sweeps, kimuras, keylocks. My main thing from here though is armdrags to taking the back.

    Don't worry slip, eventually you'll get some pain tolerance! ;)
  7. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    I'm getting my inner thighs steel plated. :D
  8. g-bells

    g-bells Don't look up!

    i can't resist

    i would just bite a nipple while in fuul/half guard
  9. Atharel

    Atharel Errant

    :bang: <-- only time I've ever felt the use of this smilie is justified
    Are you even talking about your guard or what you'd do from inside someone else's guard? Either way, that's a terrible idea.
  10. RandomTriangle

    RandomTriangle Valued Member

    :) Remember if you lower your head to bite while in someone's guard you are completely exposed to having your eyes gouged lol

    and i'm not kidding :D
  11. g-bells

    g-bells Don't look up!

    if i latch onto someones nipple, eye gauge is the last thing thats going to be on their mind :)

    and i'm not kidding either
  12. Stevebjj

    Stevebjj Grappling Dummy

    I've been working from guard as much as possible when I roll with bigger guys. I'm still working the basics, so I usually try to keep my guard open. I'm working on the typical stuff. I have three sweeps I work, or I'll go triangle to armbar. If I get an opportunity to work a kimura, I'll take it, but the two bread and butter subs I'm working on getting are the triangle/armbar.

    Usually, working from "guard" for me means getting passed and working like hell to reestablish guard.

    As for the rest, I have very small, man nipples, so you'd have to suckle pretty hard to get your teeth on them, even on a cold day. I'd have plenty of opportunity to jab you in the ear with a stick or something before you got any satisfaction from my manboobs. And as I don't wax my chest, you'd probably end up with a chest hair or two in your mouth before you ever found nipple.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2007
  13. Oversoul

    Oversoul Valued Member

    Armbars. :D
  14. Gufbal1981

    Gufbal1981 waiting to train...

    I don't officially study BJJ, but I do roll. I tend to use a closed guard and I like to work Kimuras from the bottom, armbars, triangle chokes and omoplata's. I have just discovered the rubber guard and am currently trying to figure out the gogoplata.

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