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11/15/10 10:47 AM
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After The Ultimate Fighter, Sotiropoulos used his found connections to travel the states and train at some of the best U.S. schools. He spent time at Serra Jiu Jitsu, Xtreme Couture and finally 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu, a style of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu founded by Eddie Bravo, an ADCC World Champion and the first American to make a Gracie tap out in a jiu jitsu match.

Bravo’s style is purely no gi and focuses heavily on using flexibility and unorthodox positions to off-balance even the most experienced grapplers. The corner stones of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu is the "rubber guard" and "twister side control."

The rubber guard is something that is often misunderstood by fans and used very well by Sotiropoulos. Controlling posture is the most important aspect of playing guard in grappling or MMA: it gives better control, opens up more sweeps and submissions and stops punches to the face. In traditional jiu jitsu the grips on the gi make posture control much easier; in no gi, controlling posture in the guard is far more difficult.

With the rubber guard, the bottom player uses an hook on his own leg to break down his opponent’s posture. Now this is often confused with a regular high guard where the fighter grabs his own shin. There are key differences, the biggest is that in the rubber guard, the guard player goes under his own leg and hooks it with his ankle.

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11/15/10 10:50 AM
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Eddie Bravo was not an ADCC champion
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seriously, wtf lol
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 the fuck?
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I learned so much.
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this thread has the raw ingredients to become a comedy classic
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rubber guard is not only misunderstood by fans it would appear.
11/15/10 11:57 AM
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sacredhate - rubber guard is not only misunderstood by fans it would appear.

 LOL!
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he's in mission control aaaaaaaaaaand he let it go
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 And 10th Planet JJ is not a form of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the same as Brazilian jiu-jitsu isn't a form of Japanese jiu-jitsu.

Technically, it's Mexican-American jiu-jitsu.
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lol..and Ari the fake black belt - no,wait, now he is a purple shirt...um, ok, maybe a blue belt...most guys go through the belts in the other direction, but hey, he is an innovator.
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what a fuck-up of an article.
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Chimonos Revenge - what a fuck-up of an article.
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Royler tapped to Sperry long before Eddie, and that was a bjj match. Eddie did it in a sub grappling tourney.
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 verbally describing intricate jiu jitsu moves makes even less sense when written as your final paper for your  "english as a second language" course.
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Eddie won the ADCC North American trials in 2003. This is why they called him a ADCC champion
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grapplchaun - Eddie won the ADCC North American trials in 2003. This is why they called him a ADCC champion



That's a little misleading. We don't call the Celtics NBA Champions just because they won the Eastern Conference.
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grapplchaun - Eddie won the ADCC North American trials in 2003. This is why they called him a ADCC champion



That's a little misleading. We don't call the Celtics NBA Champions just because they won the Eastern Conference.


The article also claims he's a "world champion," not a north american champ
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I think he taught Eddie the rubber guard.. Phone Post
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 Well, even tho there are some mistakes in that article and a little bit confusing at times, at least it's giving the rubber guard some exposure. No, I am not a ADCC world champ, and no Ari is not a brown, he's a purple.

Here's a video that might clear things up for you if you're not familiar with what the rubber guard is, thank you :)



 
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