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Old 11-17-2017, 11:56 PM
 
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Which mma fighters use the guard very well?
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:31 AM
 
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maia, both diaz brothers, werdum, fedor, etc etc.

the guard isnt dead but isnt used much in mma. its not a great position with the cage in play
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:11 PM
 
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I bought Mario Sperry's Vale Tudo guard tape. This tape came out in the late 90's I think. Because of the possibility of taking too many strikes Sperry advised people not to do much from their guards. Instead he recommended you either keep your opponent close for resting or just simply let them go. Anyway it surprised me that Sperry warned against trying submissions from your guard back then.


I found the video:


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Old 11-21-2017, 04:15 PM
 
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I bought Mario Sperry's Vale Tudo guard tape. This tape came out in the late 90's I think. Because of the possibility of taking too many strikes Sperry advised people not to do much from their guards. Instead he recommended you either keep your opponent close for resting or just simply let them go. Anyway it surprised me that Sperry warned against trying submissions from your guard back then.


I found the video:

mario is a good friend of ours.
he spent the weekend at our house back at the end of september.

hes a legit bad ass. hes also very "old school carlson gracie" which was THE team for decades. the carlson gracie style is very control, top heavy and "rough your opponent up" style.

he said "”If you can not win, make the enemy pay a steep price for victory"

so yeah marios style and philosophy follows that line. no guard work unless its close for rest.
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