Originally Posted by killerinstinct
To me the regular full guard is outdated and old fashioned, especially in no-gi competition. I think the techniques of the rubber guard, turtle guard, butterfly guard, and X-guard are much more effective. I think everyone should show Eddie Bravo and men like him a ton of respect for thinking outside of the box and for revolutionizing jiu-jitsu.
But it hasn't revolutionized Jiu-jistu... no one has one a world championship or even a national championship with the Rubber gaurd. Bravo didn't even win his championship with the rubber-guard. Not with the gi and without.
I'm not saying it doesn't work but it hasn't become a parctical gaurd in BJJ yet.
Closed guard will always be the best and most practical guard... the difference is most fighters know how to pass and evade a closed guard.