Originally Posted by initial_zen
no problem, and do you have any opinion on the rubber guard?
im still very new too only about a year into grappling but i have been using it to set up oma plattas really nicely and am wondering if it is something i should invest in.
Stick to the basics as they will apply to every situation as where rubber guard will only work in certain situations on certain individuals...
Just work on your open guard in general, which will include practical applications of the rubber guard naturally.
If you try and force the Rubber guard too ofter people will figure it out and their entries will just have an automatic defense to it and they will penn down your pivioting foot and pass to side mount or just control your knee that goes behind the neck for Mission Control.
If you have a good open guard then you can transition to omoplatas, to arm-bars, to triangles more easily as well as set your opponent up for combos then you can from Rubber guard.