My rubber guard is feeling better & better after every training session, and is becoming my biggest strength. People just aren't comfortable when you have that leg pulling behind their neck, and it's so easy to transition to subs from rubber guard. My top game is strong, i'm only 165 but my instructors tell me I feel 220 when i'm rolling, and i'm strong at taking the back.
I'm still not as comfortable as i'd like to be subbing from (or being held in) full guard, mainly I just control posture & set up the rubber guard. I'm too hesitant to open my legs and hips to try and pull subs from full guard. I'll be working on that extensively though. And i'm still not strong enough at going from half-guard to full guard as i'd like to be, I mainly look for sweeps or start a scramble from half guard.
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