Friday, December 30, 2011


Ah, yes.  There's nothing like seeing someone's ridiculously complex inverted De La Riva guard-based sweep set-up and matching it with your own equally complex counter strike. 

There was a time, not long ago, when I'd flippantly tell you to simply stuff someone's Berimbolo guard (or any funky inverted guard game) and play your game.  But, that time is past.  These modern guards and games are not easy to overcome with good ol' fashioned technique and wit.  You need strategy and, more than anything, you need to fully understand the ins and out of the guards themselves in order to win. 

Check out this very cool Berimbolo counter attack from Davin Maxwell [not Zak, son of Steve, as we originally posted; apologies].  It's tricky because it has it requires some difficult maneuvering on the counter striker's part.  But, it's smart and it looks effective.

You think you have my back, but I actually have yours.

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