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How Legit Is The Rat Guard?

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How Legit Is The Rat Guard?

 

 

On the latest fight companion Eddie Bravo spotted something interesting, a version of guard often refered to as the rat guard.

The fight they are watching is this one between Roan Carneiro and Kenny Robertson :

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What is the rat guard?

The main instructional on youtube for the rat guard comes from Rene Dreifuss. You can check out some of Dreifuss’ action here.

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According to Rene Dreifuss this guard is optimal for mma because the punching makes it easier to get into the position pictured above.

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From there you pack the head similar to a guillotine setup and grab your own leg. It’s been compared to the octopus guard.

 

From three you could sweep or go to a kimura. Eddie Bravo and Joe Rogan seem to be sold on it. Does it seem like something you could incorporate into your game?