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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

KAYRON GRACIE'S MMA GUARD IS NOT A SAFE PLACE FOR YOU.

Original photo:  Fightworks Podcast
I haven't had the displeasure of being tangled up in Kayron Gracie's spidery open guard, but, if I did, I'd pack some Clif Bars and maybe some Capri Sun.  Perhaps a Sherpa.

Kayron's built a solid reputation for his open guard in BJJ competition, but we haven't seen too much from him in the no-gi world.  And, we've yet to see him venture in to MMA competition.  Still, his guard skills are extensive and certainly adapatble to MMA.

Check out the young heir to the GB empire working several MMA guard (both closed and open guard) techniques.  Great stuff.  These techniques illustrate an offensive guard-based game in MMA (as opposed to the purely defensive use we see so much in modern day MMA).  In recent years, the guard, as applied in MMA, has been debunked and criticized by many as being ineffective.  But, the MMA game is constantly evolving and, we here at DSTRYR/sg believe the guard can still be a dangerous position in modern day MMA.

3 comments:

  1. No one seems to recognize that the rule disallowing up kicks from the guard. If you're allowed to kick someone in the head from a standing position Why not from on your back?

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  2. This video is essentially the Punch Block series from the Gracie Combatives instructional dvds that Rener and Ryron put out. Nice to see both sides of the family use it.

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  3. I learned this same strategy and this exact same position at the Gracie Academy in Torrance, Ca. in 1998,

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