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BJJ guys, Rubber Guard and knees...

grappler

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The Rubber Guard stuff looks like it puts a lot of stress on the knees. Just wondering if others here have played around with it and what they think about it...

Thanks,
Jason
 

Ben Eaton RKC

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I guess it depends on how flexible you are. Eddie Bravo is a very wiry 150lbs. I haven't seen any big or stiff guys use it effectivly. I am pretty flexible so it enables my guard to be pretty dangerous. I have worked the rubber guard and find it useful to work into omoplatas and to keep my opponent from posturing when I go no-gi. I don't feel any stress on my knees but I am not holding the rubber guard for a very long time either.http://trapacademy.com
 

bjjklowd

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^that guy up there is right, depends on your flexibility^

me, i am flexible cause i use to take tae kwon do..
if you don't have any flexibility, consider taking yoga or tae kwon do for a bit..
you probably feel pain on your knees cause your not flexible on your leg and hip area.
good luck with training
 
I've got a few students who are smaller in stature and have great hip flexibility. They use the rubber guard all the time w/ good success. But neither I or any of the bigger guys I train can pull it off. Just too tight in the hips.
 
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