Origins of the Rubber Guard From Renzo Gracie to Eddie Bravo

Origins of the Rubber Guard From Renzo Gracie to Eddie Bravo

The Rubber Guard is a closed guard system, made popular by 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu founder, Eddie Bravo. The Rubber Guard focuses on clinching your opponent and keeping them guessing what you are trying to attack them with. Although the Rubber Guard was developed with Mixed Martial Arts(MMA) in mind, it can be used by practitioners of Gi Jiu-Jitsu, No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu, and MMA.

The submission names or technique steps of the Rubber Guard system can be quite entertaining – New York, Home Alone, Death from Below, Zombie, Chill Dog, Gogoplata, Loco Plata, and Crackhead Control. Heck, even the name of the system, Rubber Guard, often gets chuckles from people.

In the end, the naming was selected to help the practitioner visualize the techniques and so that they can be committed them to memory. As with any system, the Rubber Guard is constantly being refined and developed further by practitioners throughout the world.

This interesting video shows that even though Eddie Bravo popularized it, it has been used way before him by BJJ practitioners such as Fabio Gurgel, Nino Schembri, or Renzo Gracie…

Finally, after years of speculation and study, unlock the secrets of the Rubber Guard, the Meathook, and the rest of the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu system with this exclusive Video set from 10th Planet black belt and instructor Brandon McCaghren.

For years, the rubber guard was an enigma for many, only done by those training under Bravo. Now, it’s becoming more and more popular, and it is working at the highest levels of Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. You too can revolutionize the way you roll with this step-by-step system that is safe and effective for any body type, young or old.

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