Originally Posted by Palma
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.
I have to disagree Anoki proves the rubber guard works. Closed guard is the worst against a lay and pray wrestler. Like the Sherk/Florian fight if that was Anoki and minus the blood I think the rubber guard would have been way better.