Essential Guard - Medeiros R. - Peligro K. - Book
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There is nothing more essential in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu than the Guard. Mastering it is the key to fighting effectively against a bigger opponent and under
There is nothing more essential in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu than the Guard. Mastering it is the key to fighting effectively against a bigger opponent and under difficult situations. The finer nuances of the guard are covered in this instructional guide that teaches practitioners how to put up an impenetrable defense to any opponent. Showing how a myriad of techniques originate in the guard, including sweeps, reversals, and submissions, these drills demonstrate how small changes in hip position and weight distribution can make the difference between success and failure in submission combat. Extraordinarily detailed with tips from leading black belts and down-to-earth advice on what to think about during a match, this guide is instructive reading for even advanced belts seeking to refine their game.
Rodrigo MedeirosRodrigo Medeiros is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and winner of the first place prize at the 2001 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships. Kid Peligro is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the winner of two World Masters titles. He is a columnist for Grappling and Gracie, and the (co)author of many books on BJJ. INTRODUCTION What is the guard? • Why a book about the guard? • Why learn to fight from the bottom? • Why learn the basics of the guard? • Guard Essentials • Understanding when a position is lost • Understanding what control is and who has it • Understanding hip movement! • The Three Keys • How do the keys work? • Developing your understanding and ability to use the keys • How do you improve your guard? • The Closed Guard • Breaking the opponent's posture • Keeping your opponent close • Closed guard attacking stances and grips • The Open Guard • The Half-Guard • Meet the Team ESSENTIAL GUARD TECHNIQUES Drills (Techniques 1-18) • Techniques: Replacing the Guard (Techniques 19-33) • Replacing the Guard (Techniques 34-39) CLOSED GUARD TECHNIQUES Breaking the Posture (Techniques 40-45) • Closed Guard Attacks (Techniques 46-60) • Closed Guard Attack Combinations (Techniques 61-83) OPEN GUARD TECHNIQUES Traditional Open Guard (Techniques 84-88) • Spider Guard (Techniques 89-97) • Butterfly Guard (Techniques 98-104)