Tuesday, March 26, 2013

More Spider Guard Principles

  • Having a grip and leg extended on your opponent's bicep while they are making their way to side control is still considered Spider Guard. As long as you have that grip and leg extended you have control and they can't pass.
  • Don't extend both legs, that's a mistake. Extend one and pull the other, or even lasso grip. The key is to off balance your opponent, having both leg extended won't off balance your opponent.
  • Work sweeps that Alex taught into my game:
    • Hip under standing opponent.
    • Over hook close leg and under leg hook.
    • Hook your ankle behind their opposite knee.
    • You can sweep towards their close leg and lead to a heal hook.
  • Double legs under one knee up/one knee down opponent.
    • Under hook with your arm and over wrap your leg.
    • Single leg x-guard with other leg.
    • Leg press and push your opponent up and sweep to combat stance.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Spider Guard Principles

Today we focused on Spider Guard. Some key tips include:
  • For playing Spider Guard:
    • Having your foot IN their elbow.
    • Pushing their far arm and pulling their close arm when they shuffle side to side. After which, you then square up to make it hard to pass again.
    • Alby, talks about lifting your hips for mobility.
    • Kicking their hips away when they close the distance.
    • For the leg lasso, keep your elbow down and lock your foot into their armpit.
  • For passing the Spider Guard:
    • Break their grips. Circle break.
    • Get their leg off your biceps. Use BB Eddie's knee to forearm break technique. Bring their legs down as much as needed to use your knee.
    • Get grips on both their pant legs. Drop both their legs down, pressure and then Toreando Pass.
Rolled with Nate and got stuck in half, knees on the mat. Prof. Dominic suggested to kick to the other side, so my butt is on the mat. I don't know what to call this position, but I'm going to call it reverse half guard. Nate suggests that when in postion, apply shoulder pressure, scoot my hips out, and kick out the other leg to use as a post from getting swept. Think of the other leg as a tail, without this leg post there, the opponent can swim their opposite arm into your face/chest and sweep you.