FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 105 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
pinklady, EnormousLin, NicodemusGrace, tkitt, GGomez
23061 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
futsaowingchun 4
Dereck 1
bassaiguy 1
September
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30
New Topics
How to train a solid punch
by futsaowingchun
09/24/16 01:34 AM
Wing Chun's Chain Punching
by futsaowingchun
09/24/16 01:30 AM
Wooden Dummy 1st Section details..
by futsaowingchun
09/24/16 01:26 AM
The Guillotine
by futsaowingchun
04/24/16 12:01 PM
Anyone here?
by roninofGa
04/17/16 04:47 AM
New Association?
by bassaiguy
09/10/15 02:06 PM
Recent Posts
How to train a solid punch
by futsaowingchun
09/24/16 01:34 AM
Wing Chun's Chain Punching
by futsaowingchun
09/24/16 01:30 AM
Wooden Dummy 1st Section details..
by futsaowingchun
09/24/16 01:26 AM
The Guillotine
by futsaowingchun
09/24/16 01:20 AM
Anyone here?
by Dereck
09/19/16 01:01 PM
New Association?
by bassaiguy
09/15/16 11:46 AM
Forum Stats
23061 Members
36 Forums
35658 Topics
432657 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#100351 - 12/09/04 02:36 PM Still Wadowoman's Spider Guard question
Anonymous
Unregistered


John,
Could you please explain what a spider guard is? Again, laymens terms please.

Thank you both.
Sharon

Hi Sharon,

The other thread is going up in flames so I figured I would address your question here.

First, the setup. You are on your back and your opponent is on top of you. You can't get out or you would have already. You also have tried whatever pressure point, pinch or gouge you know and it didn't work. You are at the point now where you must survive and minimize damage to yourself.

*I give the above disclaimer because of some people who will no doubt disagree with the very idea of fighting from your back. Ok, with that out of the way...

The Guard position is basically broken down into Closed or Open.

Closed is simple. Your legs are wrapped around your opponents waist and you are trying to smother your opponent's attacks by keeping him close. There are very few finsishes or reversals that will not require you to open your legs. It ends up being a stall position that many people have taken just a bad a beating from.

Enter the Open Guard. Opening the legs enables you to use your shins, knees and feet to push your opponent farther away and increase your margin of safety from strikes. The Spider Guard comes into play when you dominate your opponent's arms at the wrists or elbow and put your shins or feet in the crooks of his biceps. It can wear the guy out trying to punch around or over your legs and baits him into leaning on you which opens opportunities to reverse him. It also creates openings to stomp kick.

Hope this helps.

Top
#100352 - 12/09/04 02:41 PM Re: Still Wadowoman's Spider Guard question
John_C Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 04/14/04
Posts: 572
Wadowoman, there's a pic here
http://bjj.org/techniques/intheguard/chavedepe1/

that might help you visualise it.

Top
#100353 - 12/09/04 03:01 PM Re: Still Wadowoman's Spider Guard question
still wadowoman Offline
Improved beefier techno-prat

Registered: 04/10/04
Posts: 3420
Loc: Residence:UK- Heart:Md, USA
Thanks guys. I hadn't heard that term before.
Sharon

Top


Moderator:  Cord, Dedicated1, MattJ, Reiki 




Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Fight Videos
Night club fight footage and street fights captured with the world's first bouncer spy cam

How to Matrix!
Learn ten times faster with new training method. Learn entire arts for as little as $10 per disk.

Self Defense
Stun guns, pepper spray, Mace and self defense products. Alarms for personal and home use.

TASER MC26C
Stop An Urban Gorilla: Get 2 FREE TASER M26C Replacement Air Cartridges With Each New TASER M26C!

 

Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga